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May 21st, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — May 21

Published May 21st, 2014 -

Federal mediators yesterday sided with unions representing Long Island Rail Road employees in their dispute with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Presidential Emergency Board — the second one convened in the l... More »

May 7th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — May 7

Published May 7th, 2014 -

A group of international union representatives met in New York yesterday to plan another round of day-long protests at fast-food restaurants — this time across the United States and around the world. The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Washington Post r... More »

April 9th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — April 9

Published April 9th, 2014 -

President Obama signed an executive order yesterday intended to help close pay disparities between men and women employed by federal contractors, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today report. The order bars federal contractors from retaliating... More »

March 26th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary — March 26

Published March 26th, 2014 -

A labor dispute between a state regulator, a shipping association, and the longshoremen’s union in New York Harbor has escalated to federal court, the Wall Street Journal reports. On one side of the fight is the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, ... More »

March 12th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — March 12

Published March 12th, 2014 -

The Obama Administration announced today that the Labor Department will amend its regulations to require overtime pay for millions of white-collar employees, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post report. Businesses currently have discreti... More »

February 12th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary — February 12

Published February 12th, 2014 -

The Northwestern football players who petitioned to form the country’s first union of college athletes are scheduled to appear at a hearing today with the local office of the National Labor Relations Board, USA Today reports. In a profile of the College Athlet... More »

January 29th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary — January 29

Published January 29th, 2014 -

In his fifth State of the Union address last night, President Obama pledged to sign an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. With pizza puns and references to “Mad Men,” the President also asked Congr... More »