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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 »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 5, 2017

Published June 5th, 2017 -

AT&T West, DirecTV West, and the Communications Workers of America, District 9 reached a tentative labor agreement on Friday.  The labor agreement would cover 17,000 workers in California and Nevada for four years.  This contract is the first union contrac... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 22, 2017

Published May 22nd, 2017 -

Over the weekend, over 35,000 AT&T workers in 36 states and DC went on strike in protest of AT&T’s failure to provide a satisfactory labor agreement.  Major picket lines formed in New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.  Workers... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 19, 2017

Published May 19th, 2017 -

Unless AT&T officials come to a labor agreement with AT&T workers by 3PM EST today, thousands of workers across 36 states and DC will walk off the job in a three-day strike.  This would be the first strike ever for AT&T Mobility workers.  The labor... More »

Today’s News & Commentary—May 9, 2017

Published May 9th, 2017 -

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed a bill on May 3rd banning employers from asking prospective employees for their prior wages as part of their hiring process. The bill is a measure designed to reduce gender pay inequity.  As women’s pay has historically... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 21, 2017

Published April 21st, 2017 -

Amidst a UAW-driven unionization effort, workers at Tesla’s Fremont, CA factory have filed a charge of unfair labor practices with the NLRB.  The workers allege that Tesla spied, coerced, and intimidated the workers, and prevented them from communicating with ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 7, 2017

Published April 7th, 2017 -

The U.S. economy added only 98,000 jobs in March, less than half the 219,000 jobs added in February.  However, the unemployment rate further decreased from 4.7% to 4.5%, its lowest level since May 2007.  Most of the increase in jobs occurred in professional an... More »