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Today’s News & Commentary—July 20, 2017

Published July 20th, 2017 -

According to the Washington Post, the U.S. Postal Service violated federal law by pressuring managers to approve employees’ requests for time off last year to campaign for Hilary Clinton. While federal workers can use their time to off to campaign or donate to... More »

Daily News & Commentary—July 19, 2017

Published July 19th, 2017 -

NPR reports that state minimum wage preemption laws are on the rise.  27 states currently have laws prohibiting cities from raising their minimum wage above the state minimum.  In Missouri, the last state to pass one of these measures, a minimum wage preemptio... More »

Daily News & Commentary—July 18, 2017

Published July 18th, 2017 -

Tufts Medical Center nurses returned to work yesterday, ending a four-day lockout.  As we recapped this weekend, the Massachusetts Nurses Association struck last Wednesday in the midst of a contract dispute.  Tufts hired replacement nurses, whose five-day cont... 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 13, 2017

Published July 13th, 2017 -

The United Auto Workers announced Tuesday that employees at a Nissan plant in Mississippi have filed a petition for a union election.  The New York Times reports that the U.A.W. has been working to unionize the plant since 2012 and criticized, in a statement, ... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — July 12, 2017

Published July 12th, 2017 -

JD Supra offers some analysis on the implementation of New York City’s “”Freelance Isn’t Free” Act, which took effect on May 15, 2017. The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, tasked with enforcing the new law, recently issued rule... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — July 11, 2017

Published July 11th, 2017 -

As reported by the New York Times, the Trump administration (the Department of Homeland Security) announced that it would delay, and likely forgo altogether, implementing a federal rule which would have allowed foreign entrepreneurs to come to/stay in the Unit... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 10, 2017

Published July 10th, 2017 -

Recently, a federal magistrate judge in San Francisco ruled to allow a labor lawsuit against GrubHub to go forward, denying the company’s motion for summary judgment.  Lawson v. GrubHub was first filed in 2015, and it is one example of an ongoing case th... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — July 8-9, 2017

Published July 9th, 2017 -

According to the June jobs report released on Friday, the labor participation rate increased slightly from 62.7% in May to 62.8% in June.  The labor participation rate, or the share of American civilians over the age of 16 who are working or looking for a job,... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 7, 2017

Published July 7th, 2017 -

The June jobs report was released this morning. There’s coverage here and here. In anticipation of the report, coverage in major papers this week remarked on the economy’s continued slow expansion and the slower-than-last-year jobs growth in the first five mon... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 6, 2017

Published July 6th, 2017 -

According to US News, immigration activists and labor groups are holding a rally in Boston to protest President Trump’s increase of deportations of undocumented immigrants. Organizers also note they are opposed to President Trump’s travel ban. Finally, U.S. Co... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 5, 2017

Published July 5th, 2017 -

The Upshot published an article describing the family-friendly policies states have taken action on in the past week.  With the Trump Administration failing to make progress on its paid leave proposal, several states have stepped in to fill the gap.  Oregon ap... More »