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May 5th, 2015

Today’s News & Commentary — May 5, 2015

Published May 5th, 2015 -

In a 93-6 vote, the Senate has blocked attempts to override President Obama’s veto of a recent union election law. Last month, President Obama vetoed a Senate Joint Resolution that would have halted the implementation of new NLRB rules on union elections... More »

April 21st, 2015

Today's News & Commentary – April 21, 2015

Published April 21st, 2015 -

At Vox, AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the problems it may pose for organized labor. The AFL-CIO has pulled all donations to congressional campaigns in opposition to the TPP, which is currently on a “fast track... More »

March 27th, 2015

Today’s News & Commentary — March 27

Published March 27th, 2015 -

A jury has dismissed gender bias claims against Silicon Valley venture capital giant Kleiner Perkins. Plaintiff Ellen Pao had brought a suit against Kleiner Perkins alleging that she was not promoted due to her gender, and that she experienced retaliation — cu... More »

March 24th, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — March 24

Published March 24th, 2015 -

The United Auto Worker’s Special Convention on Collective Bargaining kicks off in Detroit today. The two-day convention, which occurs once every four years, is a key platform for members to express opinions, and for the UAW to consolidate its negotiating... More »

March 10th, 2015

Today’s News & Commentary — March 10, 2015

Published March 10th, 2015 -

The Supreme Court has released its opinion in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association, a significant administrative law case impacting the Labor Department and NLRB’s rule-making authority. In a 9-0 decision, the Court held that an executive agency can cha... More »

February 24th, 2015

Today’s News & Commentary — February 24, 2015

Published February 24th, 2015 -

Lawmakers in Wisconsin’s state legislature have begun debating a new right-to-work law, which would ban unions from drawing dues from nonsupporting members. The Wisconsin law, which would require the approval of Gov. Scott Walker to go into force, has be... More »

January 27th, 2015

Today’s News & Commentary — January 27

Published January 27th, 2015 -

The Supreme Court has ruled that a chemical company may cut the health benefits of retired workers, rejecting a presumption that health-care benefits have vested in an employment contract. The decision, M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, unanimously reverse... More »

January 13th, 2015

Today’s News & Commentary — January 13

Published January 13th, 2015 -

Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Mach Mining, L.L.C. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a case which will determine whether federal trial courts can oversee the EEOC’s pre-lawsuit settlement procedures. The EEOC has a statutory o... More »

December 16th, 2014

Today’s News & Commentary — December 16

Published December 16th, 2014 -

The NLRB has delivered an opinion changing its policy on arbitration agreements, tightening the standards under which it will evaluate the findings of an arbitrator over unfair labor practices before deferring to those findings. The burden of showing why a cou... More »

November 18th, 2014

Today’s News & Commentary — November 18

Published November 18th, 2014 -

On Monday, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visited Boston and participated in panel discussions on Massachusetts’ minimum wage and sick leave policies. (Earlier this month, Massachusetts passed a referendum requiring businesses with 11 or more workers to... More »

November 5th, 2014

Today’s News & Commentary — November 4

Published November 5th, 2014 -

The G.O.P. has taken control of both the Senate and the House for the first time in eight years. Politico profiles a number of ways this flip may impact labor law, including regulation of union election procedures, minimum wage for federal contractors and home... More »

October 21st, 2014

Daily News & Commentary – October 21

Published October 21st, 2014 -

On Monday, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez delivered remarks at the National Press Club, strongly endorsing the right to union membership, paid paternal leave, and a higher minimum wage. Perez also connected declining wages to decreasing union participation. &... More »