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May 21st, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — May 20-21, 2017

Published May 21st, 2017 -

Updating our coverage yesterday, more than 35,000 members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) are striking this weekend after the union and AT&T failed to agree to a new long-term contact by the union’s Friday afternoon deadline.  The walk... More »

May 7th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — May 6-7, 2017

Published May 7th, 2017 -

Today France votes in the runoff round of its presidential election, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the European Union and labor mobility within the continent.  Recent public opinion polls show an upset by Marine Le Pen to be unlikely, and cove... More »

April 9th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary—April 8-9, 2017

Published April 9th, 2017 -

The United States Department of Labor acknowledged Friday that an investigation of Google “found systemic compensation disparities against women” working for the company.  The allegations come amidst a Labor Department effort begun during the Obama... More »

 

Weekend News & Commentary—April 8-9, 2017

Published April 9th, 2017 -

The United States Department of Labor acknowledged Friday that an investigation of Google “found systemic compensation disparities against women” working for the company.  The allegations come amidst a Labor Department effort begun during the Obama... More »

March 26th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — March 25-26, 2017

Published March 26th, 2017 -

House Republicans canceled a scheduled vote Friday on their Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement.  With Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump unable to whip the votes for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) due to defections from both the caucus’s conse... More »

March 1st, 2017

Today's News & Commentary — March 1, 2017

Published March 1st, 2017 -

President Trump delivered his first address to Congress last night, in which he called again for increased spending on infrastructure projects and efforts to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States.  No details of these plans were provid... More »

February 26th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — February 25-26, 2017

Published February 26th, 2017 -

The Democratic National Committee elected former labor secretary Thomas Perez as the first Latino chairman of the party.  The race for who would lead the rebuilding Democratic Party had been unusually contentious, going to a second ballot after the strong show... More »

February 12th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — February 11-12, 2017

Published February 12th, 2017 -

Following up on our reporting yesterday about state efforts to undermine labor unions in Wisconsin and Iowa, the New York Times looks at the impact of one-party rule in the 25 states where Republicans now control both houses of the state legislature and the st... More »

January 29th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — January 28-29, 2017

Published January 29th, 2017 -

President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry from seven majority-Muslim nations has dominated the news over the past 48 hours.  Though a federal judge in the Eastern District of New York stayed large portions of the order Saturday night, news o... More »

January 15th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — January 14-15, 2017

Published January 15th, 2017 -

After voters in the city of SeaTac approved a $15 minimum wage more than three years ago, employers at Sea-Tac International Airport sued, seeking to block the new law’s application to airport businesses.  Though the Washington Supreme Court eventually r... More »

December 18th, 2016

Weekend News & Commentary — December 17-18, 2016

Published December 18th, 2016 -

The New York Times surveys the current state of universal basic income programs, highlighting a Finnish pilot that aims to boost entrepreneurship and encourage work by reducing financial disincentives that accompany unemployment benefit programs. With the holi... More »