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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 »

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 »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 24, 2017

Published March 24th, 2017 -

President Trump’s Labor Secretary pick Alexander Acosta promised at his Senate hearings not to let the partisan political considerations affect his administration of the Department of Labor.  His statements came in response to concerns expressed by Democrats t... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 10, 2017

Published March 10th, 2017 -

The U.S. economy added 235,000 jobs in February, decreasing the unemployment rate slightly from 4.8% to 4.7%.  The job gains occurred mostly in construction, private educational services, manufacturing, and health care. The number of long-term unemployed peopl... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 24, 2017

Published February 24th, 2017 -

President Trump’s second pick for labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, has already won some union support from the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Laborers’ International Union of North America.  IAFF President Harold Schaitberger, describing ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 10, 2016

Published February 10th, 2017 -

According to Reuters, the U.S. Department of Labor will delay the Obama-era fiduciary rule for 180 days and seek public comment on the rule after President Trump ordered the DOL to review the fiduciary rule last week.  The DOL has sent a letter of proposed rul... More »

The Supreme Court Vacancy and Labor: William Pryor

Published January 30th, 2017 -

President Donald Trump plans to announce his nominee to fill the late Justice Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court this Thursday.  Among the rumored candidates is Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the 11th Circuit, who met with the president two weeks ago.  Judge Pr... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 27, 2017

Published January 27th, 2017 -

Teamsters president James P. Hoffa went on Fox News on Wednesday to praise President Donald Trump for some of his early actions.  Hoffa praised President Trump’s approval of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, his withdrawal from the TPP, and hi... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 13, 2017

Published January 13th, 2017 -

Missouri’s House Rules Committee voted 11-3 yesterday to become a right-to-work state, the 28th in the nation.  The bill will now head to the Missouri House floor for consideration.  Missouri Democratic Representative Doug Beck attempted to amend the pro... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — December 30, 2016

Published December 30th, 2016 -

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka published this week an op-ed in the New York Times criticizing President-Elect Trump’s claims to represent the interests of workers.  Mr. Trumka argues that unions, not the President-Elect, ought to possess the mantle when it c... More »