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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 13, 2017

Published September 13th, 2017 -

Yesterday, street protests erupted in numerous cities in France, including Lyon, Nantes, and Toulouse, in response to President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to reform French labor law.  The proposed reforms aim to ease rules for small businesses, loosen hirin... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 16, 2017

Published August 16th, 2017 -

Yesterday, the Boston Globe reported that four members of Teamsters Local 25 were acquitted of all charges by a jury in federal court in Boston.  The Teamsters had each been charged with a single count of conspiracy to extort and a single count of attempted ex... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 7, 2017

Published August 7th, 2017 -

The Wall Street Journal reports that Americans are less likely to be laid off than at any point in at least 50 years.  In July, only 66 of every 10,000 people in the workforce claimed new unemployment benefits, trending at the lowest point on record going back... More »

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 »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 2, 2017

Published August 2nd, 2017 -

Yesterday, Judge Robert S. Lasnik of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington issued an order dismissing all claims in Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America v. City of Seattle, a case challenging the validity of a Seattle or... More »

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 »

Today’s News & Commentary—July 21, 2017

Published July 21st, 2017 -

The New York City Council passed the country’s first law requiring ride-hailing apps like Uber to offer in-app tipping. New York’s in-app tipping requirement was first proposed to the City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission this spring in a petition by the ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 6, 2017

Published July 6th, 2017 -

According to US News, immigration activists and labor groups are holding a rally in Boston to protest President Trump’s increase of deportations of undocumented immigrants. Organizers also note they are opposed to President Trump’s travel ban. Finally, U.S. Co... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 26, 2017

Published June 26th, 2017 -

Today, President Trump meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House.  Bloomberg reports that one of Modi’s top priorities will be to convince Trump to continue the H-1B visa program, which has let thousands of skilled Indian workers live i... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 7, 2017

Published June 7th, 2017 -

The Supreme Court has been asked to reconsider whether arrangements requiring non-union employees in the public sector to pay fair share or agency fees violate the First Amendment of the Constitution.  Yesterday, Mark Janus, an Illinois state employee, petitio... More »