Vivian Dong

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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 »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 31, 2017

Published July 31st, 2017 -

This morning, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly assumed his new position as President Trump’s chief of staff.  It remains unclear who will replace Kelly as the new DHS Secretary.  Sources suggest that the leading candidate is Rep. Michael Mc... More »

Daily News & Commentary — July 17, 2017

Published July 17th, 2017 -

Today marks the beginning of President Trump’s “Made in America week,” a Trump administration effort to promote products made in the United States. This afternoon, the White House will feature a “Made in America” showcase of products from all 50 states. On Wed... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 3, 2017

Published July 3rd, 2017 -

About 60,000 migrant workers left Thailand between June 23 and June 28, according to Thailand’s immigration bureau, after the country’s military government adopted new labor regulations addressing the prevalence and abusive conditions of migrant labor.  A decr... More »

Daily News & Commentary — June 19, 2017

Published June 19th, 2017 -

As covered earlier today, the Department of Justice announced last Friday that it will switch over its support in the upcoming Supreme Court case, NLRB v. Murphy Oil, from the National Labor Relations Board to Murphy Oil.  The issue in the case, set for the 20... More »