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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 »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 1, 2017

Published August 1st, 2017 -

Opponents of Missouri’s embryonic right-to-work law celebrated a victory on Friday, when an appeals court found that the language in their repeal-oriented referendum was adequately clear and fair.  Governor Eric Greitens signed the law in February, with August... 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 »

Weekend News & Commentary — July 29-30, 2017

Published July 30th, 2017 -

According to The New York Times, a health center providing free healthcare to members of the union, the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, will open in Brooklyn this August. Free healthcare is not new for the union’s members.  The union has operated thei... More »