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Today’s News & Commentary—October 12, 2017

Published October 12th, 2017 -

According to this article, labor unions are using Social Media and lobbying on Capitol Hill to demand that lawmakers end the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The unions argue that NAFTA hurts American workers by allowing unfair competition from for... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 14, 2017

Published September 14th, 2017 -

According to the New York Times, 34,000 participants in the Teamsters union will have their pension benefits cut by nearly 30%. The participants voted to cut benefits in order to help the “cash-strapped plan.” Although more members voted no than voted yes, to ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 5, 2017

Published September 5th, 2017 -

At the New York Times, Michael Corkery writes about the allies “Dreamers” find in the business world.  The article, which identifies public statements made in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by prominent busines... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 4, 2017

Published September 4th, 2017 -

In honor of Labor Day, most of the major news outlets have labor-themed editorials and op-eds today.  OnLabor has a wrap up of them here. Politico reports that, according to sources familiar with President Trump’s thinking, the White House has decided to end t... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 30, 2017

Published August 30th, 2017 -

A new Gallup Poll finds that 61 percent of Americans reported that they approve of labor unions.  This approval rating is five percentage points higher than last year’s approval rating and the highest approval rating since 2003.  39 percent of Americans ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 17, 2017

Published August 17th, 2017 -

Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, penned an op-ed in the New York Times explaining his decision to quit President Trump’s Business Council. Trumka explained that it became clear President Trump “had no intention of following through on his commitments ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 15, 2017

Published August 15th, 2017 -

The Wall Street Journal reports on a “rare instance of agreement between immigration-rights activists and the Trump administration”: activists are applauding the DOL’s suit against an Arizona farm employing H-2A visa-holders.  DOL alleged minimum wage violatio... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 27, 2017

Published April 27th, 2017 -

Politico reports that the Senate will likely vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, today.  President Trump also appointed current National Labor Relations Board member Philip A.  Miscimarra to serve as chairman... More »