Day: April 1, 2020

trump’s-pro-business-labor-board-deals-major-setback-to-gig-workers
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Apr
2020

Trump’s Pro-Business Labor Board Deals Major Setback to Gig WorkersTrump’s Pro-Business Labor Board Deals Major Setback to Gig Workers

On May 14, 2019, the Trump administration’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is an independent federal agency that enforces US labor laws, classified UberX and Uber BLACK drivers as independent contractors. In September 2019, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting’s Janine Jackson interviewed Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell University, on the […]

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journalist-abby-martin-sues-georgia-over-anti-boycott-oath-to-israel
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Apr
2020

Journalist Abby Martin Sues Georgia over Anti-boycott Oath to IsraelJournalist Abby Martin Sues Georgia over Anti-boycott Oath to Israel

Journalist and filmmaker Abby Martin is suing the state of Georgia after she was blocked from participating in a media conference at Georgia Southern University when she refused to sign a contract stating she would not support a boycott of Israel. On February 10, 2020, Martin filed her complaint in the United States District Court […]

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environmentalism’s-next-frontier:-granting-legal-rights-to-nature
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Apr
2020

Environmentalism’s Next Frontier: Granting Legal Rights to NatureEnvironmentalism’s Next Frontier: Granting Legal Rights to Nature

In recent years national and regional governments have granted rights to nature, creating a new level of protection for the environment. In Bangladesh, the Bangladeshi Supreme Court has given all rivers in the country legal rights. In the US, Ohio voters granted Lake Erie the legal right to “exist, flourish, and naturally evolve”, allowing any […]

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children-of-single-federal-employees-get-half-the-benefit-from-new-parental-leave-law
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Apr
2020

Children of Single Federal Employees Get Half the Benefit from New Parental-Leave LawChildren of Single Federal Employees Get Half the Benefit from New Parental-Leave Law

Beginning on October 1, 2020 roughly two million federal workers will be eligible for paid time off after childbirth, adoption or receiving a foster child into their home. Several states have passed similar laws. As of 2018, paid family leave was available to 25 percent of state and local government workers, and ninety-three percent had […]

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Apr
2020

Improving Visibility and Resources for Student Who Are ParentsImproving Visibility and Resources for Student Who Are Parents

Students with children are frequently neglected or marginalized in higher education. As Nicole Lynn Lewis reported for Washington Monthly in October 2019, “The barriers to college completion for student parents are formidable.” Nationally, nearly four million parenting students attend college, accounting for 22 percent of all undergraduate students in the United States, according to a 2019 study by […]

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Apr
2020

Report Finds Serious Faults with US Migrant Protection ProtocolsReport Finds Serious Faults with US Migrant Protection Protocols

A February 2020 report from Doctors Without Borders has found that the US immigration policies—including the Migrant Protection Protocols—are significantly worsening the conditions for Central American migrants and asylum seekers who already suffer from mental health issues stemming from the violence they are fleeing, Sandra Cuffe reported for Al Jazeera in February 2020. Based on […]

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Apr
2020

New Partnerships, Changes in State Provisions Address Education Challenges Faced by Families of Migrant Farmworkers in CaliforniaNew Partnerships, Changes in State Provisions Address Education Challenges Faced by Families of Migrant Farmworkers in California

According to an August 2019 report by The Conversation, housing policies for migrant farmworkers in California have had the unintended consequence of forcing school-age children to miss school for three to six months of the year, depriving them of educational opportunities that might otherwise improve their life chances. As The Conversation reported, new school partnerships […]

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