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Todays News & Commentary — April 25, 2018

Published April 25th, 2018 -

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced a groundbreaking job guarantee plan this week. Sanders’ plan would guarantee a job paying $15 an hour to any American “who wants or needs one,” by funding large-scale public works projects aimed at national needs like i... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 20, 2018

Published April 20th, 2018 -

Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler announced a groundbreaking bill in the California legislature to end the use of forced arbitration to cover up workplace sexual harassment. AB-3080 would prohibit employers from requiring workers or prospective employees to sign... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 16, 2018

Published April 16th, 2018 -

Teachers’ union leaders in Oklahoma have ended their nine-day teachers’ strike which began on April 2nd.  In anticipation of the strike, state lawmakers had passed a $6,000 pay raise for Oklahoma teachers, the largest in the state’s history.  In addition to pa... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 5, 2018

Published April 5th, 2018 -

The Washington Post recently commented on the long delays faced by federal employees alleging sexual harassment in the workplace, with some lawyers and federal officials feeling that the federal government is lagging behind the private sector in terms of addre... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — March 24-25, 2018

Published March 25th, 2018 -

Earlier this week, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum directing the U.S. government to consider enacting tariffs against China and to publish a proposed list of the goods that will be subject to protective tariffs within 15 days.  There will be a... More »

Today’s News & Commentary – February 7, 2018

Published February 7th, 2018 -

The Boston Globe reports that a group of 500 airport workers at Logan Airport are preparing to strike this afternoon.  Employed by ReadyJet and Flight Services & Systems, these baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, cabin cleaners, and skycaps, have auth... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 30, 2018

Published January 30th, 2018 -

In the wake of many, serious allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn, casino worker Brittany Bronson uses a New York Times op-ed to shine a bright light on wealth inequality and sexual abuse at work.  Bronson analogizes the confidentiality required in a hi... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 8, 2018

Published January 8th, 2018 -

The Boston Globe reports that employers struggling with the tight labor market are seeking out candidates that they may not have previously considered.  For example, Shake Shack is hiring workers who speak little English; Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is pl... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — January 6-7, 2018

Published January 7th, 2018 -

The Trump Administration estimates that the first stage of its plan to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico would cost $18 billion over the next ten years.  This money would be used to build 316 miles of a new physical barrier and strengthe... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 3, 2018

Published January 3rd, 2018 -

The Washington Post examines Congress’s full agenda in the face of impending deadlines.  Priorities include legislation to stave off a government shutdown, the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and concerns over the fate of the... More »

Today’s News & Commentary—December 27, 2017

Published December 27th, 2017 -

The Atlantic reports that the #metoo movement has yet to deliver justice for low-wage workers who are victims of sexual harassment. The piece explains that sexual harassment is rampant in low-wage industries–50% of workers in the restaurant industry repo... More »

Today’s News & Commentary—December 26, 2017

Published December 26th, 2017 -

Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford Motor Company, apologized to Ford employees last week following accusations of sexual harassment in two Chicago plants to which the plants responded inadequately.  Hackett published an open letter expressing a zero tolerance policy for... More »