Raj Salhotra

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Today’s News & Commentary — February 1, 2018

Published February 1st, 2018 -

This Bloomberg Law article explains that the Department of Labor, which recently introduced a tip pooling proposal, deleted an internal analysis showing that the new proposal could cost workers billions of dollars. Under the new plan, workers who earn tips cou... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 18, 2018

Published January 18th, 2018 -

This Splinternews article highlights Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL), a worker center in Minneapolis that trains workers to become organizers and leaders in their own community. The article highlights Alexis Collins, who was a 17-year-old Burger ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 4, 2018

Published January 4th, 2018 -

Administrative Law Judge Anna Hamburg-Gal found that the Chicago Police Department violated stated labor laws by failing to negotiate an expansion of its body camera program with the city’s police union. The Judge found that state labor law requires dialogue w... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — December 21, 2017

Published December 21st, 2017 -

Both the House and Senate passed a tax reform bill, and President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming days. The plan provides significant tax cuts for businesses by slashing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. The plan also increases ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — December 7, 2017

Published December 7th, 2017 -

The Trump Administration has sided against public-sector unions by filing a brief in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees in support of a constitutional challenge to fair-share fees. While 28 states already have right-to-work ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 9, 2017

Published November 9th, 2017 -

Labor groups from around the world met at the Ford Foundation in New York to launch an effort to help workers worldwide. Groups like the Florida-based Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Minneapolis-based Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha attended the ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 26, 2017

Published October 26th, 2017 -

According to this New York Time article, the number of Americans filing for unemployment insurance rose by less than expected. While unemployment claims had risen due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the labor market seems to have recovered from those two storms... More »

Today’s News & Commentary—October 12, 2017

Published October 12th, 2017 -

According to this article, labor unions are using Social Media and lobbying on Capitol Hill to demand that lawmakers end the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The unions argue that NAFTA hurts American workers by allowing unfair competition from for... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 28, 2017

Published September 28th, 2017 -

According to the New York Times, apprenticeships have the power to help Americans gain jobs and secure rising wages. This article details Destina Garcia, a woman who secured an apprenticeship as a community health worker and then secured a permanent job. Presi... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 14, 2017

Published September 14th, 2017 -

According to the New York Times, 34,000 participants in the Teamsters union will have their pension benefits cut by nearly 30%. The participants voted to cut benefits in order to help the “cash-strapped plan.” Although more members voted no than voted yes, to ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 17, 2017

Published August 17th, 2017 -

Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, penned an op-ed in the New York Times explaining his decision to quit President Trump’s Business Council. Trumka explained that it became clear President Trump “had no intention of following through on his commitments ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 3, 2017

Published August 3rd, 2017 -

According to the Washington Examiner, workers at a Nissan plant in Mississippi will vote today on whether or not they should join the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. Nearly 4,000 workers will be voting, and the election will be concluded by Friday. While unio... More »