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October 22nd, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — October 21-22, 2017

Published October 22nd, 2017 -

Jeffrey Mateer, First Assistant Attorney General of Texas and President Trump’s nominee to serve as a federal district judge in the Eastern District of Texas, has admitted to discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation in two separate speeches from 2015.... More »

October 8th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — October 7-8, 2017

Published October 8th, 2017 -

On Friday, the Trump administration announced its plan to roll back the 2012 Obamacare birth control mandate, effective immediately.  The mandate required all employers to provide coverage of FDA-approved birth control in their health insurance plans.  Under t... More »

September 24th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — September 23-24, 2017

Published September 24th, 2017 -

Wilbur Ross, the Secretary of Commerce, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post discussing how NAFTA has disadvantaged American workers.  Citing a report released by the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis within the Department of Commerce, Secretary Ross arg... More »

August 27th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — August 26-27, 2017

Published August 27th, 2017 -

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration erased information pertaining to workplace deaths from its homepage on Friday.  The data has been replaced with information about how companies can make sure they comply with OSHA standards to reduce workplace ... More »

August 13th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — August 12-13, 2017

Published August 13th, 2017 -

On Friday, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced new legislation intended to expand apprenticeships and public-private partnerships. The PARTNERS (Pairing Apprenticeships with Regional Training Networks to Meet Employer Requirements) Act would allow states to o... More »

July 30th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — July 29-30, 2017

Published July 30th, 2017 -

According to The New York Times, a health center providing free healthcare to members of the union, the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, will open in Brooklyn this August. Free healthcare is not new for the union’s members.  The union has operated thei... More »


Weekend News & Commentary — July 15-16, 2017

Published July 16th, 2017 -

On Wednesday, nurses at Tufts Medical Center went on strike.  This marks the first nurses’ strike in Boston in over 30 years and, according to the union, the largest in Boston’s history.  Approximately 1,200 members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association part... More »

July 2nd, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — July 1-2, 2017

Published July 2nd, 2017 -

This week, the Department of Labor expressed its intention to change its impending overtime rule.  The Labor Department filed a response brief in a Fifth Circuit case involving a challenge to the Obama administration’s overtime rule.  The rule, which was inten... More »