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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 »

July 29th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 29, 2019

Published July 29th, 2019 -

Today, Kaiser Permanente workers will begin voting on whether to authorize a strike. The strike would begin in early October and would include workers in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Kaiser workers have been without a... More »

July 9th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 9, 2019

Published July 9th, 2019 -

Yesterday, workers at an Amazon warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota, announced plans for a work stoppage next week on July 15, to coincide with Amazon’s “Prime Day” sale. Organizers are currently planning a six-hour stoppage, coupled with a nearby rally meant to ... More »

July 1st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 1, 2019

Published July 1st, 2019 -

The New York Times spotlighted a conflict within the labor movement over how unions should secure greater rights for Uber and Lyft drivers. S.E.I.U. has been meeting with Uber and Lyft to discuss the companies’ proposal to maintain the drivers’ status as indep... More »

June 28th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 28, 2019

Published June 28th, 2019 -

The Democratic debates kicked off this week on Wednesday and Thursday, and POLITICO reports that all of the candidates support raising the federal minimum wage to $15, except for two.  Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet supports raising the hourly federal minimum to... More »

June 24th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 24, 2019

Published June 24th, 2019 -

Following a ten-month grassroots campaign led by the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance (PDWA) and supported by over forty unions and community organizations, the Philadelphia City Council introduced a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights last Thursday.  If pass... More »

June 2nd, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — June 1-2, 2019

Published June 2nd, 2019 -

Cai Shuang Chen, a delivery worker in New York, won $327,738 in a wage theft case in September 2017.  However, Chen is unable to collect this money under New York state law, as the restaurant he worked for changed its name and thus technically no longer exists... More »

May 14th, 2019

Today’s News and Commentary—May 14, 2019

Published May 14th, 2019 -

Five states are suing the Trump administration to block a rule that would ban automatic deductions for union dues from the paychecks of home health workers paid for by Medicaid.  The attorneys general of California, Washington, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and ... More »

May 8th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — May 8, 2019

Published May 8th, 2019 -

The biggest internationally coordinated strike by Lyft and Uber drivers is expected to take place today in major U.S. cities and in the United Kingdom, Australia, and South America.  Driver demands vary by organizing group, but include calls for livable income... More »

April 21st, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — April 20-21, 2019

Published April 21st, 2019 -

The New York Times reported that workers at a Boeing manufacturing plant in South Carolina have complained of defective manufacturing and retaliation for reporting violations—in the wake of systemic safety concerns about two of Boeing’s flagship planes, ... More »

April 19th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 19, 2019

Published April 19th, 2019 -

The Stop & Shop strike continues, with over 31,000 workers off the job to protest attempted cuts to their pay and benefits.  Workers were visited yesterday by former Vice President Joe Biden, who offered support.  “I know you’re used to hearing polit... More »