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Today’s News & Commentary — February 5, 2018

Published February 5th, 2018 -

Less than two years after having finally been recognized as the inspiration for J. Howard Miller’s iconic “We Can Do It!” World War II poster, Naomi Parker Fraley–the “true” Rosie the Riveter–died at age 96 on January ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 19, 2017

Published September 19th, 2017 -

Today, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a hearing on the Trump administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) nominations.  Janet Dhillon and Daniel Gade are the nominees.  Dhillon, who is currently... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 5, 2017

Published September 5th, 2017 -

At the New York Times, Michael Corkery writes about the allies “Dreamers” find in the business world.  The article, which identifies public statements made in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by prominent busines... 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 »

U-Visa Protections for Immigrant Workers: A Backgrounder

Published July 8th, 2014 -

In the last decade, labor protections for undocumented immigrant workers have come under attack. In its 2002 Hoffman Plastics decision, the Supreme Court found that undocumented workers fired in retaliation for engaging in mutual aid and protection and in viol... More »

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: An Explainer

Published October 9th, 2013 -

As President Obama nears the end of his fifth year in office, his administration is poised to set an unenviable record. By 2014, the Obama administration will have deported over two million people – more than the total number of people deported from this count... More »