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Today’s News & Commentary — January 8, 2019

Published January 8th, 2020 -

The New York Times reports that the American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Fund—the largest musicians’ pension plan in the United States—is seeking to cut benefits that have already been earned by thousands of musicians to prevent the plan fro... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 17, 2019

Published December 17th, 2019 -

This week, thousands of therapists, psychologists, and social workers are picketing Kaiser Permanente medical centers throughout California. Kaiser’s contract with the National Union of Healthcare Workers expired in September 2018 and the two sides are still i... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 5, 2019

Published December 5th, 2019 -

The Trump administration’s Department of Agriculture has finalized a rule making it harder for states to waive requirements that certain SNAP benefits recipients work at least 20 hours a week in order to receive their food stamps.  While recipients are general... More »

September 13th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 13, 2019

Published September 13th, 2019 -

On Thursday evening, thousands of unionized grocery store workers in California approved a new employment contract with major supermarket chains Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions, and Albertsons. UFCW leaders had advised workers to vote yes on the contract, which will l... More »

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Review of The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder

Published March 11th, 2019 -

Last Monday the Labor and Employment Action Project (LEAP) at Harvard Law School hosted David Webber, professor at Boston University School of Law, for a discussion of his book The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon. In difficult t... More »

December 6th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — December 6, 2018

Published December 6th, 2018 -

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission voted this week to create a minimum pay standard for the approximately 80,000 drivers in the city working for transportation network companies like Uber, Lyft, Juno, and Via.  The standard establishes a per-minut... More »

December 2nd, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary

Published December 2nd, 2018 -

The nation’s minimum wages are lower than the wages the nation’s voters would prefer, according to a Pew Research Center survey. While many workers across the nation have been celebrating recent victories for higher minimum wages, the average state resident pr... More »

May 14th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — May 14, 2018

Published May 14th, 2018 -

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival launches today, as thousands of people will rally and engage in direct action at the US Capitol and state capitals across the country.   Inspired by Martin Luther King’s 1967-1968 campaign, the Poor... More »