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Today's News & Commentary – May 11

Published May 11th, 2015 -

The unemployment rate in the American Midwest is declining, but not because there is widespread economic recover, The Wall Street Journal reports.  In fact, the unemployment rate has been rapidly decreasing in part because workers are “disappearing: movi... More »

Today's News & Commentary – April 27

Published April 27th, 2015 -

In an opinion column in The Wall Street Journal, Pakistani immigrant Amir Siddiqi has realized the American Dream, but believes Washington’s new labor rules are a “nightmare” that impede the progress of small business owners. Siddiqi, who worked his way up to ... More »

Weekend News and Commentary – April 4-5

Published April 5th, 2015 -

According to the March jobs report that was released Friday, the United States “added only 126,000 jobs in March, while the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5 percent. Those terrific numbers from January and February now look a bit less terrific, as ... More »

Today's News & Commentary – March 30

Published March 30th, 2015 -

The New York Times published letters in response to a March 18 editorial on “E-Verify” and H.R. 1147, a proposal in Congress that would require that every new hire in the United States be electronically verified.  Gabriel Camacho, the Immigration P... More »

Weekend News & Commentary – March 28-29

Published March 29th, 2015 -

Governor Jack Markell of Delaware wrote a letter to the New York Times urging other states to follow in Delaware’s footsteps and “eliminate the arbitrary loss of driver’s licenses for drug crimes that don’t involve automobiles” because “... More »

Today's News & Commentary – March 2

Published March 2nd, 2015 -

Bloomberg Business reports that South Korean Employment and Labor Minister Lee Ki Kweon said in an interview that large companies should hire more permanent workers and boost pay to subcontractors.  One-third of South Korea’s workforce is employed on temporary... More »

Today's News & Commentary – February 16

Published February 16th, 2015 -

Strikes at U.S. oil refineries have entered their third week, and both employers and employees have begun to raise safety concerns.  As replacement workers join the ranks at the nine striking refineries, questions are arising about potential safety and product... More »

Daily News & Commentary – February 2

Published February 2nd, 2015 -

In the wake of yesterday’s United Steelworkers walkout at nine refineries, oil companies have said “contingency plans to use nonunion labor” will keep the striking refineries running, reports The Wall Street Journal.  The walkout could put ti... More »

Today's News & Commentary – January 19

Published January 19th, 2015 -

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez penned an editorial about the role of labor unions in the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.  Calling the holiday “the other Labor Day,” Perez detailed the strong ties... More »