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October 7th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 7, 2019

Published October 7th, 2019 -

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in three cases that turn on whether Title VII’s protections against sex discrimination extend to anti-LGBTQ discrimination. In anticipation of the argument, NBC News published the stories of transgender emp... More »

September 18th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 18, 2019

Published September 18th, 2019 -

The Working Families Party announced its support for Elizabeth Warren’s presidential candidacy on Monday.  The New York Times notes that the labor-aligned progressive group’s electoral influence has increased since the last presidential election, in which it e... More »

September 17th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 17, 2019

Published September 17th, 2019 -

ProPublica reported yesterday about a potential conflict of interest facing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as they seek to revise the so-called “joint-employer rule” through agency rulemaking procedures. Last week, two Democrats on the House Committ... 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 »

September 9th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary— September 9, 2019

Published September 9th, 2019 -

For the first time in decades, British Airways pilots are on strike. Pilots went on a 48-hour strike that started at midnight on Sunday over a contentious pay dispute: British Airways cut pay and pension benefits for pilots during precarious years for the airl... More »

September 8th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — September 7-8, 2019

Published September 8th, 2019 -

Workers at the Battery Wharf Hotel in Boston, represented by UNITE HERE Local 26, have been on strike since Thursday following a year and a half of contract negotiations.  Workers are calling for improved pay and pensions; protections for immigrant workers; an... 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 29th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 29, 2019

Published August 29th, 2019 -

Today, Kamala Harris released her plan for Americans with disabilities. The plan promises to establish senior positions for persons with disabilities in the White House to allow for more input from the community on domestic and economic initiatives. Harris als... More »

August 26th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 26, 2019

Published August 26th, 2019 -

20,000 AT&T workers across the Southeast are on strike after the company allegedly committed unfair labor practices in bargaining (or not bargaining) a new contract.  The Communications Workers of America, the union representing the workers, says that the ... More »

August 5th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 5, 2019

Published August 5th, 2019 -

AT&T workers — represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) — rallied in Atlanta for a fair contract on Saturday.  Around 20,000 AT&T employees in nine Southeastern states are covered by the same contract, which expired over t... More »