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August 14th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—August 14, 2019

Published August 14th, 2019 -

The Nation reported today on working conditions for participants in the Summer Work Travel (SWT) program, which provides over 100,000 foreign college students with J-1 visas to work in the United States each summer. According to a recent investigation by the I... More »

July 31st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—July 31, 2019

Published July 31st, 2019 -

On Monday, U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg blocked a New Hampshire rule that would have required that state’s low-income residents to complete 100 hours a month of work, school, job training or volunteering in order to obtain health coverage under Medica... More »

July 14th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—July 14, 2019

Published July 14th, 2019 -

On Friday, July 12, Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta announced his resignation as Democrats and Republicans alike questioned his handling of a sex crimes case involving financier Jeffrey Epstein when Acosta was a federal prosecutor in Florida. Even before l... More »

July 3rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—July 3, 2019

Published July 3rd, 2019 -

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that a group of prominent Republicans will file an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to rule that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against gay men, lesbians, and transgender people i... More »

June 19th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—June 19, 2019

Published June 19th, 2019 -

On Friday, June 14, the NLRB overturned 38 years of precedent, holding in UPMC and SEIU, 368 NLRB No. 2 (June 14, 2019), that an employer has no duty to permit nonemployee union organizers to use public space on its property to solicit union support. The case ... More »

June 5th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—June 5, 2019

Published June 5th, 2019 -

The New York Times reports that approximately 11,000 airline catering workers will vote this month on whether to take a first step towards a labor stoppage. Airline catering workers are among the lowest-paid workers at airports. Many make minimum wage, or less... More »

May 22nd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—May 22, 2019

Published May 22nd, 2019 -

On Tuesday, a group of labor organizations filed 23 new sexual harassment charges and lawsuits against McDonald’s. The Fight for $15 organization, the ACLU, and the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund filed 20 complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissi... More »