Vivian Dong

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Today’s News & Commentary — February 12, 2018

Published February 12th, 2018 -

This evening, the Senate is expected to begin an open-ended debate on immigration reform.  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is using a neutral House bill unrelated to immigration as the base legislation, giving senators wide discretion to propose whatever they ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 29, 2018

Published January 29th, 2018 -

Children working with heavy farm machinery risk serious bodily injury and even death, yet the practice remains common on America’s family farms.  Every year, thousands of children and teenagers are injured doing farm work, and at least 100 are killed.  In rura... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 15, 2018

Published January 15th, 2018 -

Congress will need to pass a stopgap spending measure to avoid a government shutdown next Saturday.  Democrats are seeking to use the measure to pass a Congressional version of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which offers some prot... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — December 4, 2017

Published December 4th, 2017 -

On Friday, NLRB General Counsel Peter B. Robb told regional board officials via an internally distributed memo to consult with his office in any cases involving precedents decided under the Obama-era NLRB.   Such orders are standard for a new general counsel t... More »

Today’s News & Commentary – November 20, 2017

Published November 20th, 2017 -

A federal judge has approved a $209 million settlement deal in a class action suit against the NCAA on behalf of student athletes. The approval partially resolves the case, which resulted from the 2014 consolidation of multiple lawsuits in the Northern Distric... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 6, 2017

Published November 6th, 2017 -

U.S. job growth picked up in October after hurricanes impeded growth in September, but wages remained flat.  Nonfarm payrolls increased by 261,000.  In general, wage growth has failed to keep up with job growth in past few years.  This in part reflects the the... More »

Daily News & Commentary – October 23, 2017

Published October 23rd, 2017 -

The AFL-CIO re-elected Richard Trumka for a third term as the labor federation’s president last night at a national convention in St. Louis, MO.  Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre were also re-elected. The three, who toge... More »

Today’s News & Commentary—October 9, 2017

Published October 9th, 2017 -

On Sunday, the White House delivered to Congress a list of its conditions for cooperating on any deal to protect the 800,000 young undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, imperiled by the DACA repeal.  The most aggressive demand on the list is that for the... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 25, 2017

Published September 25th, 2017 -

President Trump has issued a new travel ban, restricting most travel from seven countries—Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, and North Korea.  Additionally, Iraqi and Venezuelan citizens will face heightened scrutiny when seeking to enter the United Sta... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 11, 2017

Published September 11th, 2017 -

The back-to-back storms, Hurricane Harvey and Irma, have strained the U.S. pool of rescue workers.  The workers are not limited to first responders employed by government agencies or non-profits dedicated specifically to natural disasters.  Over 70 members of ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 8, 2017

Published August 8th, 2017 -

NLRB Chairman Philip Miscimarra will leave his position upon his term’s expiry in December.  Miscimarra wrote in an undated letter to NLRB employees that though he had been “encouraged to consider a reappointment,” he has informed the White House that he canno... More »