Today's Workplace

    • Sexual harassment of graduate students by faculty is a national problem
      University of Wisconsin-Madison’s anonymous complaints of sexual harassment often rest on “institutional memory” and there is no actual requirement in place to document them, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. There are two channels for sexual harassment reports at the university. Students and employees can file formal complaints, which results in an investigation by the […]
    • Employees are not fully protected by the First Amendment
      Private employment is at will. The most productive or most loyal worker is subject to termination at any time. Employers are not required to show cause or pay severance. The only exception is getting fired for a discriminatory reason that violates state or federal law. Recent developments have people wondering if they can be fired […]
    • Workers May Have Just Killed Missouri’s Right to Work Law
      In a badly needed victory for organized labor, a coalition of workers’ rights groups in Missouri is poised to halt a devastating new anti-union law from taking effect later this month. The deceptively named “right-to-work” (RTW) legislation—quickly passed and signed into law this February by Missouri’s new Republican governor, Eric Greitens—would prohibit unions in private […]
    • Donald Trump's policies will mean more workers dead on the job
      Donald Trump’s rollbacks of worker protections could cost lives. Kathleen Rest, executive director of the Union of Concerned Scientists and former acting director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and David Michaels, a public health professor and former assistant secretary of labor, leave no room for doubt on that front. People die […]
    • In Their Own Words: Why Immigrant Worker Protections Must Be Extended
      A primary goal of the labor movement is to make every job in our country a good job. To do that, we must and we will stand with every worker in the fight for basic rights and dignity on the job. More than 1 million working people are in danger of having their work permits […]
    • Defense secretary reveals the trans military ban is in limbo
      Secretary of Defense James Mattis sent some mixed messages Monday when he stopped by the Pentagon newsroom to discuss President Trump’s intended ban on transgender personnel in the military—which the president announced via Twitter. At best, the proposal remains in limbo and is still being studied; at worst, it’s inevitably still coming. The key takeaway […]
    • Oregon passes law protecting workers from predatory scheduling by bosses
      Good news for Oregon workers in the retail and fast food industries. The state has become the first to pass a law protecting workers from some of the worst scheduling abuses employers love so much. One in six Oregonians receive less than 24 hours of notice before their shifts, according to a survey the University of Oregon […]
    • Elon Musk May Be a “Visionary,” But His Vision Doesn’t Seem To Include Unions
      Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been making more headlines than usual lately. Shortly after the business magnate claimed he had received governmental approval to build a hyperloop from New York to Washington, D.C., he got into a public argument with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the future of artificial intelligence. Musk also recently made comments regarding the production of […]
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