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Today’s News & Commentary — November 18, 2019

Published November 18th, 2019 -

Jacobin exposes the harsh reality of farmworker exploitation in New York. Left out of the collective bargaining protections accorded other workers by the New York State Constitution, farmworkers could not challenge dangerous working conditions without fear of ... More »

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News & Commentary — Nov 12, 2019

Published November 12th, 2019 -

Yesterday, workers at Hearst Magazines announced plans to form a union with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Union organizers told The Daily Beast that they spent over a year building support across 24 Hearst-owned brands, among which include well-kn... More »

September 29th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — September 29, 2019

Published September 29th, 2019 -

The Chicago Teachers Union has voted to authorize a strike, which will likely be scheduled for mid-October.  The union’s latest contract expired in June.   In three months of contract negotiations, the union and the city have failed to reach an agreement on pa... More »

February 19th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—February 19, 2019

Published February 19th, 2019 -

West Virginia teachers are set to go on another statewide strike on Tuesday, almost exactly a year after their first walkout ignited a labor movement among educators across the country.  The West Virginia branch of the American Federation of Teachers called th... More »

February 15th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — February 15, 2019

Published February 15th, 2019 -

In response to pressure from unions, community groups, and progressive lawmakers, Amazon backed out of a deal under which it would have received $3 billion in public subsidies to open a corporate campus in Queens.  In a New York City Council meeting in late Ja... More »

January 29th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 29, 2019

Published January 29th, 2019 -

Valerie Strauss writes in the Washington Post about how, following the successful United Teachers Los Angeles strike, teachers across the country are preparing to potentially go on strike in the upcoming weeks to secure increased salaries and improved school f... More »

January 21st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 21, 2019

Published January 21st, 2019 -

Sarah Jaffe writes in The Nation about “The Radical Organizing that Paved the Way” for the ongoing LA Teachers’ Strike.  In the wake of the financial crisis, a group of LA teachers formed the Union Power caucus to fight back against mass layoffs of teache... More »

January 15th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 15, 2019

Published January 15th, 2019 -

More than 32,000 teachers in Los Angeles went on strike yesterday asking for higher pay, smaller class sizes, and schools fully staffed with nurses, counselors, and librarians. After negotiations stalled between the school district and the teachers’ unio... More »

December 10th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published December 10th, 2018 -

Labor unrest is growing at NPR, the United States’ largest radio news organization. The nonprofit group, which recently faced a staff rebellion over its handling of sexual harassment allegations against a top newsroom executive, now faces criticism that ... More »

October 26th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — October 26, 2018

Published October 26th, 2018 -

While the U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief to the Supreme Court this week arguing that Title VII’s workplace discrimination protections do not extend explicitly to transgender or transitioning workers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Acti... More »