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Today’s News & Commentary—April 5, 2020

Published April 5th, 2020 -

Floridians are enraged about the state’s dysfunctional unemployment insurance system, Politico reports. The online system was introduced by Governor Rick Scott in 2013 with a specific goal of reducing benefits paid out, a result that would both lower unemploym... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — Friday, April 3rd

Published April 3rd, 2020 -

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly jobs report for March. According to the report, the unemployment rate is now at 4.4%, 0.9% higher than last month’s. In addition, 701,000 nonfarm jobs were lost in March, yet as the report... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary – March 27, 2020

Published March 27th, 2020 -

The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a $2 trillion dollar spending package that would assist millions of American households. The House is expected to follow suit today. The relatively fast deliberation and unanimous vote in a typically fractured Senate ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—March 22, 2020

Published March 22nd, 2020 -

Labor unions representing state government workers are cooperating with their employers’ COVID-19 emergency orders but wary of permanent changes to collective bargaining arrangements, according to The Intercept. In Minnesota, Democratic Governor Tim Walz issue... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—March 8, 2020

Published March 8th, 2020 -

Working class life is killing Americans, according to The New York Times. For example, the overall death rate for non-Hispanic whites without college degrees aged 45-54 has increased dramatically since the 1990’s, driven in part by a near doubling in the rate ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — March 5, 2020

Published March 5th, 2020 -

France’s high court has ruled that Uber drivers are properly classified as employees.  The court’s opinion described drivers’ relationship to the ride-share platform as one of “subordination,” because drivers do not build their own clientele or set prices.  Th... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — March 4, 2020

Published March 4th, 2020 -

Voters took to the polls in fourteen states for Super Tuesday yesterday. As The New York Times reports, former Vice President Joe Biden won big: winning in states across the South and in several states where he did not seriously campaign. Senator Bernie Sander... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — February 25, 2020

Published February 25th, 2020 -

Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act after a trial in New York. The jury acquitted him of the most serious charge of being a sexual predator but he still faces a prison sentence of five to 25 years. Two years after the movie prod... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—February 23, 2020

Published February 23rd, 2020 -

Members of Nevada’s Culinary Workers Union participated in the state’s Democratic caucus Saturday, including at “strip caucuses” located at their workplaces in casinos and hotels. The Union did not endorse a candidate this year, but as The New York Times detai... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — Feb. 20, 2020

Published February 20th, 2020 -

Last month, the WNBA signed a new tentative bargaining agreement with the Women’s National Basketball Players Association.  As Teen Vogue explains, proponents hope that the agreement will improve the lives of players, who under the current agreement are often ... More »