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August 25th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — August 24-25, 2019

Published August 25th, 2019 -

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board held in Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation that the employees of a property’s contractor or licensee do not have the same access rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act as the employe... More »

July 14th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—July 14, 2019

Published July 14th, 2019 -

On Friday, July 12, Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta announced his resignation as Democrats and Republicans alike questioned his handling of a sex crimes case involving financier Jeffrey Epstein when Acosta was a federal prosecutor in Florida. Even before l... More »

April 4th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 4, 2019

Published April 4th, 2019 -

Six women have sued the law firm Jones Day for pregnancy and gender discrimination. The former associates claim that the firm’s “fraternity culture” benefits male attorneys to the detriment of women, who are routinely excluded from the best a... More »

June 21st, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — June 21, 2018

Published June 21st, 2018 -

This morning the White House plans to announce a proposal to merge the Departments of Labor and Education.  The idea is just the latest iteration of a decades-long conservative effort to downsize the federal government, but an early step in a broader restructu... More »

May 17th, 2018

Today’s News and Commentary — May 17, 2018

Published May 17th, 2018 -

A group of MIT engineers have managed to replace human chefs with robots, and a new restaurant in Boston will now operate with a fully robotic kitchen. The restaurant, named Spyce, will serve mostly vegetarian meals under the supervision of Michelin-starred ch... More »

October 24th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — October 24, 2017

Published October 24th, 2017 -

Under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget proposal, taxes on ride share companies would increase by 15 cents per ride in 2018 and by 5 cents more per ride in 2019. This move comes in part due to advocacy by taxi companies, but ride share would remain the less expensiv... More »

August 4th, 2017

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 »

July 24th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — July 24, 2017

Published July 24th, 2017 -

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer published an op-ed in today’s N.Y. Times, in which he outlined the Democratic Party’s “better deal” for American workers.  The three stated goals of the new agenda are to increase pay, reduce expenses, and provide workers w... 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 »

June 6th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — June 6, 2017

Published June 6th, 2017 -

Fewer American teenagers are looking for summer jobs, despite more employers looking to hire seasonal workers.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects this summer’s teen workforce participation rate to be around 40% as compared with 70% in the late 1980... More »

May 1st, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — May 1, 2017

Published May 1st, 2017 -

Happy May Day! Also known as International Workers’ Day (or Labour Day in many countries outside the U.S.), May 1st is celebrated by workers and unions around the world in honor of the Haymarket affair. As we noted yesterday, the tradition will continue in for... More »