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Today’s News & Commentary—March 9, 2020

Published March 9th, 2020 -

Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft have announced plans to provide funds for drivers affected by coronavirus. According to The Hill, an Uber spokesperson stated on Friday that the rideshare company will make funds available to drivers infected or quarantined du... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—January 30, 2020

Published January 30th, 2020 -

On Tuesday, around 7,800 healthcare workers walked off the job at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle to begin a three-day strike for better pay and working conditions.  The work stoppage, led by Service Employees International Union 1199NW, is part of a larger ... More »

September 29th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — September 29, 2019

Published September 29th, 2019 -

The Chicago Teachers Union has voted to authorize a strike, which will likely be scheduled for mid-October.  The union’s latest contract expired in June.   In three months of contract negotiations, the union and the city have failed to reach an agreement on pa... More »

September 3rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 3, 2019

Published September 3rd, 2019 -

Yesterday, Mark Joseph Stern reported in Slate about Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson’s plan to alter the process by which the state deducts union member dues from public employees’ paychecks. The plan was released last Tuesday in the form of a legal opi... More »

August 13th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 13, 2019

Published August 13th, 2019 -

Yesterday, the Trump Administration issued its “public charge” rule, which allows U.S. Customs and Immigration Services to deny greencards to any documented immigrants who have used, or who USCIS believes are likely to use, public benefits like food stamps or ... More »

 

Today’s News & Commentary—July 11, 2019

Published July 11th, 2019 -

Dunkin’ (formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts), has been systematically cracking down on franchisees that hire undocumented workers, The New Food Economy reports.  Since last September, a Dunkin’ parent company has sought to terminate dozens of f... More »

June 26th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 26, 2019

Published June 26th, 2019 -

Wayfair employees are walking out today to protest the furniture company’s contacts with the contractors running child internment camps on the border. Wayfair workers learned that the company placed a $200,000 furniture order with BCFS, a federal contractor th... More »

May 28th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — May 28, 2019

Published May 28th, 2019 -

This Friday is the deadline for the California Assembly to send bills originating in the chamber to the state senate for approval. One of those bills, AB-5, seeks to codify and clarify the holding of last year’s California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Ope... More »

May 12th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — May 11-12, 2019

Published May 12th, 2019 -

Staffers on Julián Castro’s presidential campaign have chosen to unionize, unanimously selecting the Campaign Workers Guild (CWG) as their representative.  The campaign voluntarily recognized the union, in accord with a neutrality agreement it had previously e... More »

April 28th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — April 27-28, 2019

Published April 28th, 2019 -

On Thursday, Andrew Lelling, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, charged a Massachusetts district court judge and a former court officer with three federal obstruction offenses.  Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph and Wesley McGregor are accused of... More »

April 7th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — April 6–7, 2019

Published April 7th, 2019 -

The March jobs report revealed that the U.S. added 196,000 jobs last month, exceeding forecasts and demonstrating recovery from February’s slowdown. The numbers in Friday’s monthly report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate strong, sustainable economi... More »

April 5th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 5, 2019

Published April 5th, 2019 -

ICE conducted its largest workplace raid in over a decade this week, arresting over 280 employees of CVE Technology Group in a suburb of Dallas, Texas.  The arrested individuals are predominantly women from countries including El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Ni... More »