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Weekend News & Commentary — December 1, 2019

Published December 1st, 2019 -

Fiat Chrysler and UAW have reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract. Fiat Chrysler has agreed to add $4.5 billion in investments, which should provide 7,900 jobs over the course of four years. Local union leaders will meet Wednesday to decide whether t... More »

August 9th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 9, 2019

Published August 9th, 2019 -

ICE agents raided companies across Mississippi on Wednesday, arresting about 680 undocumented immigrants in what might be the largest worksite enforcement action ever in a single state.  The facilities raided included four poultry plants; the New York Times re... 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 »

April 26th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary – April 26, 2019

Published April 26th, 2019 -

The Eighth Circuit stayed further consideration of Horton v. Midwest Geriatric Management, LLC following the Supreme Court’s decision to take up Bostock and Zarda.  Horton, like the aforementioned cases, concerns whether Title VII’s bar against discrimination ... More »

January 31st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 31, 2019

Published January 31st, 2019 -

In December, we reported that the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission established a pay formula for drivers of transportation network companies like Uber, Lyft, and Juno.  The formula would set a minimum pay standard of $17.22 an hour after expenses.  ... More »

October 25th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — October 25, 2018

Published October 25th, 2018 -

In a brief to the Supreme Court yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice argued that Title VII’s prohibition against workplace discrimination on the basis of sex does not protect workers against discrimination on the basis of transgender identity or transitio... More »

October 21st, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary

Published October 21st, 2018 -

The trans-continental Marriott strike continues without flagging.  Seven thousand workers in Boston, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Detroit, and throughout Hawaii are disrupting operations at dozens of Marriott-owned hotels.  The SF Examiner describes the... More »

October 10th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published October 10th, 2018 -

The nationwide Marriott workers’ strike enters its second week today, with hotel workers in eight major U.S. cities demanding higher wages, job security, and improved workplace safety protections. Nearly 8,000 workers, including housekeepers, bellhops, bartend... More »

October 7th, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary

Published October 7th, 2018 -

On Saturday afternoon, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The 50-48 vote is among the closest in history, and the tenor of battles over Kavanaugh’s fitness revealed and further rived a divided a country.  Much c... More »

August 31st, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — August 31, 2018

Published August 31st, 2018 -

Governor Bruce Rauner (R) of Illinois vetoed a bill that would have allowed graduate research assistants at the state’s public universities to join labor unions.  Currently, graduate teaching assistants — but not research assistants — at the Univer... More »

August 12th, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary — Aug. 11–12, 2018

Published August 12th, 2018 -

U.S. workers’ real wages fell last year, the Labor Department reported Friday, as scant wage gains were wiped out by inflation. Between July 2017 and July 2018, average hourly pay increased 2.7% — but with cost of living increasing by 2.9% in the same period, ... More »

June 3rd, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary — June 2 – 3, 2018

Published June 3rd, 2018 -

Boeing pursues an NLRB appeal of the unionization vote of a “micro unit” of plant workers in Charleston, South Carolina; before the vote, the NLRB had made an anti-union reversal a little more likely.  As Bloomberg Law reported on Friday, an ethics official fo... More »