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Weekend News & Commentary — May 26-27, 2018

Published May 27th, 2018 -

On Friday Professor Sachs wrote for Vox to explain how the NFL’s new policy punishing players who kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racism violates labor law and likely the First Amendment.  As Sejal summarized in her post, Pr... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — March 24-25, 2018

Published March 25th, 2018 -

Earlier this week, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum directing the U.S. government to consider enacting tariffs against China and to publish a proposed list of the goods that will be subject to protective tariffs within 15 days.  There will be a... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 16, 2018

Published March 16th, 2018 -

Yesterday, in a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit vacated the fiduciary rule, which was issued by the Obama Administration.  The Fifth Circuit found that the Department of Labor had acted arbitrarily and capriciously under the Administrative Procedures Act and t... 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 »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 2, 2018

Published March 2nd, 2018 -

Yesterday, President Trump announced that he would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, effectively taxing every foreign shipment of those metals into the United States. The New York Times reports that the announcement was made despite strong pushback... 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 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 8, 2018

Published January 8th, 2018 -

The Boston Globe reports that employers struggling with the tight labor market are seeking out candidates that they may not have previously considered.  For example, Shake Shack is hiring workers who speak little English; Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is pl... More »

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 »