Starbucks employees organized a national strike Thursday in the largest coordinated action of the Starbucks union movement to date. Intentionally planned for November 17, Starbucks’ “Red Cup Day,” workers in 112 stores across 32 states withheld their labor during one of the coffee company’s busiest days. The strike, dubbed the “Red Cup Rebellion,” comes just [...]

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The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved articles of impeachment against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. The Republican-controlled committee voted fourteen to eight along party lines to report House Resolution 240 as committed, setting the stage for a full House of Representatives vote on Wednesday. House Republicans first filed articles of impeachment against Krasner on [...]

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The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Thursday ruled against President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. Judge Mark Pittman, a President Trump appointee, delivered the opinion. The Department of Justice has filed an appeal of the decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In the 26-page [...]

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During an emergency meeting Tuesday, Philadelphia City Commissioners voted 2-1 to reinstate the time-consuming and labor-intensive process of poll book reconciliation, reversing a decision made less than a week ago to waive the onerous procedure. In poll book reconciliation, poll books are amended to indicate whether a voter has voted twice. While every county carries [...]

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JURIST staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. Here, Pitt Law 1L Luke Watkins offers a general perspective on the vote and the role mail-in ballots will play in it.  Pennsylvania, the old adage goes, is Pittsburgh and Philadelphia [...]

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Thursday issued a consolidated complaint and a notice of hearing against an Augusta, Maine, Chipotle. The complaint alleges that the facility illegally discriminated against employees for filing a union representation petition with the NLRB. The order requires the Maine facility to re-open and re-hire the store’s former employees. It [...]

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Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske ordered Nye County’s hand count of ballots to cease immediately late Thursday night just hours after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled the county’s process violated state law. Cegavske’s order also prohibits any alternative hand counting process from beginning until the county and the Secretary can agree on its feasibility [...]

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Republican members of the Pennsylvania State House Wednesday filed articles of impeachment against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. State Representative Martina White, the only Republican legislator from Philadelphia, is the lead sponsor of the resolution. The House referred the resolution to the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning. The committee has not yet scheduled its next [...]

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