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Today’s News & Commentary — April 9, 2018

Published April 9th, 2018 -

The NLRB general counsel’s office has asked the NLRB to withdraw its February decision to vacate Hy-Brand, the decision that reversed Browning-Ferris and thereby made it harder for companies to be held jointly liable for the labor violations of their contracto... More »

Today’s News & Commentary—March 12, 2018

Published March 12th, 2018 -

Teachers’ unions in other states are grappling with whether to follow the lead of West Virginia after the successful teachers’ union strike that concluded last week.  Rumblings of strike activity have emerged in Kentucky, Arizona, and Oklahoma.  Arizona and Ok... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — March 3-4, 2018

Published March 4th, 2018 -

In response to E.U. threats of retaliation against his proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, President Trump threatened that he would levy a new tax on cars imported from the European Union.  Presently, the United States levies a 2.5 percent tariff duty on cars... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 26, 2018

Published February 26th, 2018 -

Oral argument for Janus happens today.  As a refresher, a ruling in favor of the plaintiff, Mark Janus, would bar public sector unions from collecting agency fees that go to collective-bargaining costs from union non-members.  Because unions are still under a ... More »

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 »