Lauren Godles

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July 20th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — July 20, 2016

Published July 20th, 2016 -

The Republican Party has officially nominated Donald Trump for president, but many are still concerned about his penchant for making false statements on the campaign trail. Writing for The Nation, Richard Trumka suggests that union elections can offer importan... More »

July 6th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — July 6, 2016

Published July 6th, 2016 -

How do unpaid interns in D.C. get by?  With a little help from their parents, of course.  The New York Times profiled several unpaid interns in the nation’s capital who, unsurprisingly, either rely on significant parental support or must work nights and ... More »

June 22nd, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — June 22, 2016

Published June 22nd, 2016 -

Summer is heating up, and so is the Uber antitrust lawsuit. Judge Jed Rakoff’s most recent decision in the case became public on Monday, and it allows Uber Technologies Inc. to be added as a defendant in the case.  The original lawsuit named only the com... More »

June 8th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — June 8, 2016

Published June 8th, 2016 -

The City Council of Washington, D.C. voted unanimously on Tuesday to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15. After the vote is ratified in July (considered “only a formality” at this point), the increase will take effect gradually through 2020.... More »


The Safe Haven That’s Not So Safe

Published March 8th, 2016 -

The New York Times and This American Life recently collaborated to publish two harrowing accounts of Alan Pean, a hospital patient in Houston, Texas.  Pean went to the hospital seeking medical attention during a manic episode and was held overnight.  When he b... More »


The DOL is Best Hope for Senate Cafeteria Workers

Published February 17th, 2016 -

In late 2015, Senate cafeteria workers made headlines when they organized to demand that Restaurant Associates, the exclusive caterer at the U.S. Senate, pay a living wage (covered here and here in our News and Commentary).  The workers’ efforts included strik... More »