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Today’s News & Commentary — August 17, 2017

Published August 17th, 2017 -

Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, penned an op-ed in the New York Times explaining his decision to quit President Trump’s Business Council. Trumka explained that it became clear President Trump “had no intention of following through on his commitments ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 16, 2017

Published August 16th, 2017 -

Yesterday, the Boston Globe reported that four members of Teamsters Local 25 were acquitted of all charges by a jury in federal court in Boston.  The Teamsters had each been charged with a single count of conspiracy to extort and a single count of attempted ex... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 15, 2017

Published August 15th, 2017 -

The Wall Street Journal reports on a “rare instance of agreement between immigration-rights activists and the Trump administration”: activists are applauding the DOL’s suit against an Arizona farm employing H-2A visa-holders.  DOL alleged minimum wage violatio... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — August 12-13, 2017

Published August 13th, 2017 -

On Friday, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced new legislation intended to expand apprenticeships and public-private partnerships. The PARTNERS (Pairing Apprenticeships with Regional Training Networks to Meet Employer Requirements) Act would allow states to o... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 10, 2017

Published August 10th, 2017 -

On Wednesday, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders filed a lawsuit against President Trump and other government officials in charge of implementing Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 9, 2017

Published August 9th, 2017 -

James Damore, the Google employee fired over writing a memo questioning the role of women in tech firms, has filed a complaint with the NLRB against the company. Though the complaint is not yet available online, the NLRB site notes the general classification f... 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 — August 7, 2017

Published August 7th, 2017 -

The Wall Street Journal reports that Americans are less likely to be laid off than at any point in at least 50 years.  In July, only 66 of every 10,000 people in the workforce claimed new unemployment benefits, trending at the lowest point on record going back... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — August 5-6, 2017

Published August 6th, 2017 -

Nissan workers on Friday voted to reject a bid to unionize. More than 60 percent of the 3,500 Canton-based workers voted to oppose unionizing, ending a long effort by the United Automobile Workers to unionize the plant. The New York Times suggests that “... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 4, 2017

Published August 4th, 2017 -

This week, President Trump endorsed legislation that would halve legal immigration to the United States in the next decade, by drastically reducing the number of immigrants admitted because of family ties. Although the number admitted based on jobs skills woul... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 3, 2017

Published August 3rd, 2017 -

According to the Washington Examiner, workers at a Nissan plant in Mississippi will vote today on whether or not they should join the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. Nearly 4,000 workers will be voting, and the election will be concluded by Friday. While unio... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 2, 2017

Published August 2nd, 2017 -

Yesterday, Judge Robert S. Lasnik of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington issued an order dismissing all claims in Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America v. City of Seattle, a case challenging the validity of a Seattle or... More »