Home » Politics

82 posts


Roundup of Reactions to Oral Argument in NLRB v. Noel Canning

Published January 14th, 2014 -

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning.  The much-anticipated case concerns the scope of the President’s “Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate . . . .” As Ali... More »


Shutdown Update: How Are Workers Faring?

Published October 11th, 2013 -

The federal government has been shut down for two weeks, and it is having major impacts on workers. Perhaps the most immediate concern, as the Miami Herald notes, is that Friday marks the first “post-shutdown paydays . . . for a large chunk of the federa... More »


Cory Booker and Labor

Published September 26th, 2013 -

Josh Eidelson at Salon has a good piece about Newark’s paid sick leave bill and the question of Cory Booker’s support for the legislation.  We’ve covered Booker’s relationship with labor – and the teachers’ unions in particular – here. More »


USG Brief in NLRB v. Canning

Published September 17th, 2013 -

Petitioner the United States has filed its merits brief in NLRB v. Canning, the case about the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB, which potentially implicates the validity of hundreds of NLRB decisions in the last few years... More »


Administration Rejects Unions' Obamacare Request

Published September 14th, 2013 -

The Obama Administration officially rejected several unions’ request for tax credits for multiemployer healthcare plans under the Affordable Care Act.  (Jordan reviewed the background here.)  A senior administration official told Ezra Klein that the administra... More »