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Today’s News & Commentary — March 27, 2018

Published March 27th, 2018 -

“Technical education struggles to gain funding traction,” Rafael Bernal writes at The Hill.  Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs have received attention in light of concerns about the “skills gap” in the U.S. economy (which we... More »

Daily News & Commentary—March 13, 2018

Published March 13th, 2018 -

Last Friday, respondents filed a motion for reconsideration in the Hy-Brand case.  As we’ve covered (here and here), the NLRB vacated its decision in Hy-Brand (thus restoring the Obama-era joint-employer standard) because a Board member had a conflict of... More »

Today’s News & Commentary – March 7, 2018

Published March 7th, 2018 -

Public school teachers in West Virginia ended their strike yesterday when the state Senate agreed to grant teachers a five percent raise and voted to ratify the pay raise 34-0.  Inspired by the actions in West Virginia, teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky have r... More »

Daily News & Commentary — February 27, 2018

Published February 27th, 2018 -

Last week on the blog, we wrote about why the NLRB should withdraw the Hy-Brand decision (here and here)—in short, because a Board member who voted for the result, William Emanuel, should have recused himself (his former law firm represented one of the c... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 22, 2018

Published February 22nd, 2018 -

President Trump met with leaders from the country’s largest labor unions yesterday to discuss plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.  The Wall Street Journal reports that the administration is trying to gain support from labor unions whi... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 16, 2018

Published February 16th, 2018 -

Yesterday, the Senate rejected a White House immigration proposal that would have increased border security, placed new limits on legal migration like family-based immigration and the diversity visa lottery program, and provided a pathway to citizenship for 1.... More »

Today’s News & Commentary – February 8, 2018

Published February 8th, 2018 -

Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer reached a bipartisan agreement yesterday evening in the hopes of avoiding another government shutdown.  The deal would raise caps on military and domestic spending and is seen by some as a victory for both sides.  The... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 31, 2018

Published January 31st, 2018 -

Last night, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to Congress.  In terms of policy goals, President Trump focused on infrastructure spending and immigration reform.  President Trump put forth a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan to “giv... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 19, 2018

Published January 19th, 2018 -

NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb may be seeking to reorganize the NLRB’s field offices, Bloomberg reported yesterday.  His proposal involves consolidating regional offices and placing at the top of each an official who would report directly to him.  This ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 17, 2018

Published January 17th, 2018 -

In “The Case for Letting Uber Drivers Organize,” Samuel Estreicher argues that the 1914 Clayton Act allows rideshare drivers to organize without violating antitrust law.  In the Clayton Act, Congress exempted workers from antitrust principles.  Congress specif... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 16, 2018

Published January 16th, 2018 -

The Department of Labor released new guidance that makes it easier for companies to hire unpaid interns.  As we discussed here, the dividing line between ‘employee’ and ‘intern’ has been contested.  Finding Obama-era DOL guidance too strict, the Second Circuit... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — January 6-7, 2018

Published January 7th, 2018 -

The Trump Administration estimates that the first stage of its plan to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico would cost $18 billion over the next ten years.  This money would be used to build 316 miles of a new physical barrier and strengthe... More »