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Today’s News & Commentary — November 8, 2017

Published November 8th, 2017 -

Democrats won the gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey yesterday.  Ralph Northam will be the new governor of Virginia, and Phil Murphy will be the new governor of New Jersey.  Read more here.  Bill de Blasio was also reelected and will serve a se... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 25, 2017

Published October 25th, 2017 -

Yesterday, American Oversight, a transparency group, filed a suit in federal court “to compel compliance with the requirements of the [Freedom of Information Act]” and make the Department of Labor release documents related to the Trump Administration’s a... More »

Today’s News & Commentary—October 11, 2017

Published October 11th, 2017 -

Following a threat from Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, to keep members of his team from competing if they refuse to stand during the national anthem, Local 100 of the United Labor Unions lodged a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — September 9-10, 2017

Published September 10th, 2017 -

The Trump Administration’s announcement that it plans to end DACA has understandably been the topic of the moment (see our coverage here and here). At the Atlantic, Priscilla Alvarez profiles the fears and challenges “Dreamers” face in light ... 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 21, 2017

Published August 21st, 2017 -

Good Jobs Nation, a coalition launched in 2013 to pressure the Obama administration on trade and wage issues, today launches a two-week tour throughout the Midwest.  The tour is one of a number of efforts by labor leaders to pressure the Trump White House to d... 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 »

Workers Understand a Boss’s “Hopes”

Published June 9th, 2017 -

According to the sworn testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, President Trump pulled him into a private meeting in the oval office and said, about the FBI’s ongoing investigation of former national security advisor Michael Flynn, “I hope you can let thi... More »

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 »

Today’s News and Commentary — May 25, 2017

Published May 25th, 2017 -

The Department of Labor has taken formal steps towards repealing the ‘persuader rule,’ a regulation that has been in full effect for less than a year.  As we summarized last May, the persuader rule was the Obama Department of Labor’s attempt to plug a loophole... More »

Guest Post: The People’s Climate March and Labor

Published May 2nd, 2017 -

Renee Gerni is an Assistant General Counsel at the Service Employees International Union. The views expressed in this post are solely her own and should not be attributed to SEIU. This past weekend, when hundreds of thousands rallied in the People’s Climate Ma... More »