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The Significance of Harris and Mulhall

Published October 4th, 2013 -

Building on our recent coverage of Harris and Mulhall, Reuters has a good piece discussing the significance of these labor law cases, which the Supreme Court will hear this Term. The Reuters piece highlights our view that “‘[t]hese are cases that g... More »

October 1st, 2013

Today's News and Commentary – October 1

Published October 1st, 2013 -

The Washington Post reports that the federal government shut down early this morning due to an impasse in Congress over the budget. The New York Times explains which federal employees continue to work and which employees must stay home. The Times reports on on... More »

September 17th, 2013

Today's News and Commentary – September 17

Published September 17th, 2013 -

The Los Angeles Times reports on the phenomenon of young undocumented immigrants forming limited liability companies or starting freelance careers — even employing U.S. citizens — that has resulted from a quirk of federal law.  Employers are explicitly prohibi... More »


Why Are Unions Mad About Obamacare?

Published September 12th, 2013 -

The AFL-CIO has been one of President Obama’s biggest supporters, so why are they mad about parts of his signature achievement? Yesterday, at the AFL-CIO quadrennial convention in Los Angeles, the union approved a resolution that, while reaffirming gener... More »

September 3rd, 2013

Today's News and Commentary – September 3

Published September 3rd, 2013 -

In international news, the Wall Street Journal reports that tensions boiled in Mexico after the country’s lower house of Congress passed a bill calling for teacher evaluations and the possible firing of ones deemed inferior – a priority of new Pres... More »

August 27th, 2013

Today’s News and Commentary – August 27

Published August 27th, 2013 -

The Washington Post reports that, after staying on through much of the economic downturn, a wave of senior federal employees are retiring as retirement accounts are rebounding at the same time that agency budgets are being slashed, workers are being furloughed... More »

August 20th, 2013

Today’s News and Commentary — August 20

Published August 20th, 2013 -

The New York Times reports on a labor angle to United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s commemoration yesterday of the 10th anniversary of the single deadliest assault in the UN’s history, the bombing of its Baghdad offices that killed 2... More »

August 13th, 2013

Today’s News and Commentary — August 13

Published August 13th, 2013 -

The New York Times reports that the Obama Administration has delayed another portion of the Affordable Care Act – new limits on how much people have to pay for their own heath care in out-of-pocket costs – until 2015. News of this decision has been... More »