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May 23rd, 2014

Today's News and Commentary- May 23

Published May 23rd, 2014 -

The Hill and Politico analyze the likelihood that President Obama will take unilateral action to institute some immigration reform measures this summer.  According to House Democrats, the President will likely start using his “broad prosecutorial discretion” t... More »

April 24th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – April 24

Published April 24th, 2014 -

The New York Times reports that since the NLRB ruled that Northwestern football players have the right to unionize, the University has launched a  “textbook case of how to aggressively battle a union.” The Times describes some of the University’s efforts, incl... More »

April 17th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – April 17

Published April 17th, 2014 -

According to the New York Times, President Obama is focusing on job training and immigration reform in a campaign to help Democrats retain control of the Senate.  As part of this effort, the President announced $600 million in new grants for apprenticeship pro... More »

March 24th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – March 24

Published March 24th, 2014 -

The Chicago Tribune reports that the well-known immigration reform activist, Mexican Elvira Arellano, is back at a church in Chicago where she previously lived for a year in order to escape deportation. Arellano hid in the church from 2006 to 2007 when she was... More »

March 3rd, 2014

Today's News and Commentary- March 3

Published March 3rd, 2014 -

The Wall Street Journal reports on the escalating tension between the Metropolitan Opera’s labor and management.  The Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, explains that faltering ticket sales and declining revenue from high-definition broadcasts require the oper... More »

February 20th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary- February 20

Published February 20th, 2014 -

The Washington Post reports that the National Education Association (NEA), the largest teachers union in the country, described the implementation of common core standards in the nation’s public schools as “completely botched” and called for major changes to t... More »

February 5th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary- February 5

Published February 5th, 2014 -

According to The Hill, the NLRB has announced a new rule designed to speed up union elections.  The new regulation will allow union organizers access to worker emails and phone numbers, endorse electronic filing of petitions, and provide for a streamlined proc... More »

January 21st, 2014

Today's News and Commentary- January 21st

Published January 21st, 2014 -

In light of the upcoming oral arguments in Harris v. Quinn, the Los Angeles Times and NPR review the context surrounding this First Amendment challenge to the collection of mandatory union dues. The Los Angeles Times quotes Professor Sachs as observing that it... More »