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June 13th, 2017

Daily News & Commentary — June 13, 2017

Published June 13th, 2017 -

New York City’s Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 endorsed Mayor Bill De Blasio’s proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX)—a sixteen-mile, 24/7 streetcar planned to run along the East River.  The project is controversial in part because of how expensive ... More »

June 12th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — June 12, 2017

Published June 12th, 2017 -

This week, President Trump will make the expansion of apprenticeship programs the center of his labor policy.  The Wall Street Journal reports that these programs could help fill the record number of job openings—6 million in April.  While Trump’s proposed bud... More »

 

Opening Brief Filed in Murphy Oil

Published June 12th, 2017 -

This post is part of OnLabor’s continuing analysis of National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA. On Friday, counsel for the petitioners in National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA and Epic Systems Corporation v. Jacob Lewis filed their opening m... More »

June 11th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — June 10-11, 2017

Published June 11th, 2017 -

Lawmakers are moving to reform the H1-B visa program, a hotly contested temporary visa program for specialized workers.  According to Politico, Senator Chuck Grassley met with Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Thursday to discuss the program.  In the past, Gras... More »

 

Workers Understand a Boss’s “Hopes”

Published June 9th, 2017 -

According to the sworn testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, President Trump pulled him into a private meeting in the oval office and said, about the FBI’s ongoing investigation of former national security advisor Michael Flynn, “I hope you can let thi... More »

June 9th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — June 9, 2017

Published June 9th, 2017 -

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May will not resign but will seek to form a minority government after her party lost its parliamentary majority in yesterday’s election. The future of Brexit and recent calls to limit immigration are now less clear. The results... More »

June 8th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — June 8, 2017

Published June 8th, 2017 -

Testifying before a House of Representatives subcommittee, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta highlighted apprenticeships and job training.  These topics also seem to be current priorities for President Trump.  Secretary Acosta’s testimony predictably signale... More »

 

Chipotle Lawsuit and the Overtime Rule

Published June 7th, 2017 -

A class of employees at Chipotle in New Jersey filed a lawsuit today seeking overtime pay under the Obama Administration’s rule that raised the overtime threshold to $47,476. The suit will test the scope of the  injunction issued by a Texas district court in N... More »