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Today’s News & Commentary—February 12, 2020

Published February 12th, 2020 -

The Boston Globe reports on the growth of wage-advance companies that allow workers to access money they have already earned but not yet received, often through an app. Workers can connect the app to their bank accounts or their employers’ payroll systems. The... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—January 3, 2020

Published January 3rd, 2020 -

The Harvard Graduate Students Union has ended its strike—the longest in higher education since 2012—after 29 days. On Dec. 30, the HGSA-UAW bargaining committee announced in an email to union members that the strike would end with the year, on midnight, Januar... More »

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Harvard Students Deserve a Fair Contract

Published December 4th, 2019 -

During my first year at Harvard Law School, a professor of mine won a prestigious academic award. The prize, he told us, was a research grant so large he didn’t know what to do with it. Did we have any suggestions? At the time, the law school was paying ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—December 4, 2019

Published December 4th, 2019 -

In the first day of their strike, Harvard graduate student workers picketed in Harvard Yard, carrying signs, marching, and chanting “What do we want? A contract! When do we want it? Now!” Strike organizers, faculty members, state politicians and union organize... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—November 6, 2019

Published November 6th, 2019 -

On Tuesday, Harvard’s graduate student union announced that it will strike if the University fails to agree to what the union deems a fair contract agreement by December 3, the final day of classes for the fall semester. In an email to its members, the union e... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — October 31, 2019

Published October 31st, 2019 -

Fifteen days into the Chicago Teachers Union strike (which we have covered elsewhere), delegates for the union say they have reached a tentative agreement with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.  The agreement includes a commitment to enforceable class size caps an... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—July 19, 2019

Published July 19th, 2019 -

President Trump plans to nominate Eugene Scalia to succeed Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor.   Scalia—son of Nino—served as Solicitor of Labor under President George W. Bush, and is currently Co-Chair of the Administrative Law and Regulatory Group at Gib... More »