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Today’s News & Commentary — December 8, 2017

Published December 8th, 2017 -

On Capitol Hill yesterday, Senator Al Franken resigned after allegations that he had sexually harassed several women.  Meanwhile, the House Administration Committee held hearings in which it heard from employment law experts as it develops plans to reform how ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — December 7, 2017

Published December 7th, 2017 -

The Trump Administration has sided against public-sector unions by filing a brief in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees in support of a constitutional challenge to fair-share fees. While 28 states already have right-to-work ... More »

Sexual Harassment and our Undemocratic Workplaces

Published November 27th, 2017 -

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen a flood of alarming reports about powerful men who have engaged in repeated acts of sexual harassment, sometimes stretching across decades.  Many women who had previously remained silent or shared their stories only with clo... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 24, 2017

Published November 24th, 2017 -

Retailers are expected to hire slightly fewer temporary workers this holiday shopping season.  Although Target plans to hire thousands, Wal-Mart plans to hire none, promising instead to increase existing workers’ hours to accommodate the anticipated surg... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 10, 2017

Published November 10th, 2017 -

Postmates, the delivery start up, faces a new worker-classification lawsuit.  Vanity Fair has a quick report.  In related news, in the UK, Uber lost its appeal of a recent ruling that its drivers were not self-employed. The Nation recaps a troubling new report... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 9, 2017

Published November 9th, 2017 -

Labor groups from around the world met at the Ford Foundation in New York to launch an effort to help workers worldwide. Groups like the Florida-based Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Minneapolis-based Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha attended the ... More »

The Democrats: Unmoored, and Unable to Compete

Published October 24th, 2017 -

Recently the Times chronicled the devastation of the Democratic Party in Iowa, a former swing state that now has a Republican Governor, two Republican Senators, three Republican Representatives (out of four total), and an electorate that voted for Donald Trump... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 29, 2017

Published September 29th, 2017 -

The Supreme Court will consider whether agency-fee agreements in the public sector are constitutional.  Read our round up of coverage on the cert. grant in Janus v. AFSCME here. In other Supreme Court news, at Slate, Daniel Hemel explores Murphy Oil‘s po... More »