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Today’s News & Commentary — February 10, 2020

Published February 10th, 2020 -

The labor market is in good shape. Employers added 225,000 jobs in January. A New York Times article delves into the experience of black workers, whose wages are finally rising after a year of stagnation. While the unemployment rate for black workers over the ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary – February 3, 2020

Published February 3rd, 2020 -

Hong Kong hospital workers are set to strike today, in an effort meant to push the Hong Kong government to close its borders to mainland China. The hospital workers union voted to strike with a landslide – 3,123 to 10. It is aiming to shut down about 5% ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 2, 2019

Published December 2nd, 2019 -

Construction unions, including North America’s Building Trades Unions and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, are concerned that the Trump administration may apply its apprenticeship plan to the construction industry. President Trump wants to ease the shorta... More »

December 13th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published December 13th, 2018 -

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island have announced their effort to unionize with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU).  Workers cite inadequate pay; 12-hour shifts with insufficient breaks; unreasonable hourly quotas; unpaid ti... More »