While we have been supporting workers in our own community over the past few weeks, another remarkable and important labor event has been unfolding across the country. October 9 marked one month since thousands of prisoners, in as many as 29 institutions across the country,
Harvard University Dining workers are asking for fair compensation of $35,000 for the full calendar year that allows for more consistent work hours.
Genetic testing is a medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes and genes to determine whether a person has, or might develop, a genetic condition. Genetic testing is becoming cheaper and easier to do each year. With $199 dollars and some saliva, companies like 23andMe
Workers walk-out on Tax Day to rally for a livable minimum wage
Retail and fast food employees demonstrated on April 15, the nation's Tax Day, calling for a new federal minimum wage of $15/ hour. The protesters argue that selective, incremental pay raises are insufficient. On a
After an eventful midterm election, there are numerous new developments related to civil rights. Here is a selection of the most significant:
Ferguson Authorities Enact No-Fly Zone to Keep Out Media - New York Times
We begin with a development that occurred before yesterday's election. According to a series
Over the past few months, circuit courts have started weighing in on the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers' health plans include contraception at no cost to employees, and it's clearly heading for the Supreme Court.
So far, the 3rd Circuit and the 6th Circuit have
Do we have a qualifying patient? Check. Subject to a disciplinary action? Check. By a business? Check. For medical use of marijuana? Check. Open and shut: Mr. Casias was wrongfully dismissed and must be compensated. Except the Sixth Circuit didn't see it that way.
Democrats are ceding a winning issue by remaining silent on LGBT equality. President Obama and his campaign should be working to highlight the Administration's actions and to make the case for continuing those policies and priorities into a second-term.
Matt and Noah are joined by CRCL Online Content Editor Nitzan Weizmann to highlight the problem of pregnancy discrimination. Noah and Matt also take a look at a recent Second Circuit opinion striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act.
If teachers are paid well, which in Chicago they are, then they should expect to perform their work the same way other professionals, e.g., lawyer, doctors, engineers, financial professionals, perform theirs. Teachers should expect to be hired to perform to a certain expectation of success,