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Today’s News & Commentary — September 11, 2017

Published September 11th, 2017 -

The back-to-back storms, Hurricane Harvey and Irma, have strained the U.S. pool of rescue workers.  The workers are not limited to first responders employed by government agencies or non-profits dedicated specifically to natural disasters.  Over 70 members of ... More »

Labor Day Opinion Writing Wrap Up

Published September 4th, 2017 -

As a Labor Day gift for OnLabor readers, we’ve compiled Labor Day editorials and op-eds from around the country. While this list below isn’t exhaustive, it is representative of the Labor Day topics that our nation’s newspapers and media outlets are covering th... 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 »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 28, 2017

Published July 28th, 2017 -

Earlier this week in a series of tweets, President Trump announced that transgender individuals would be barred from serving in the United States military “in any capacity.” Transgender members have been able to serve openly since President Obama lifted the tr... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 26, 2017

Published July 26th, 2017 -

The Wall Street Journal reported today on “The State of ‘Good Jobs’ in America.” There are more than 30 million of these “good jobs”, which pay more than $35,000 and do not require a four year degree. The problem, though, is... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — July 15-16, 2017

Published July 16th, 2017 -

On Wednesday, nurses at Tufts Medical Center went on strike.  This marks the first nurses’ strike in Boston in over 30 years and, according to the union, the largest in Boston’s history.  Approximately 1,200 members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association part... More »

More Labor Nominees and Appointments

Published June 23rd, 2017 -

The pace of nominations and appointments to the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and other federal labor agencies is expected to continue to accelerate.  Following the nominations earlier this week of Marvin Kaplan to the NLRB and Patrick P... More »

You Call That a Hearing?

Published June 22nd, 2017 -

The Republicans have rightly been criticized for refusing to hold hearings on their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but even when they do hold Congressional hearings, the only benefit to the public is to reveal how little they seem to care about fact-f... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 22, 2017

Published June 22nd, 2017 -

In an effort to reduce the gender pay gap, Delaware has enacted a law prohibiting employers from screening applicants based on salary history.  In doing so, Delaware joins Massachusetts, Oregon, New York City, and Philadelphia.  Philadelphia’s ordinance is und... More »