Today’s News and Commentary – November 15

Published November 15th, 2013 -  - 11.15.132


An op-ed in The Wall Street Journal argues that the Supreme Court should rule against Unite Here in the Mulhall case, suggesting that unions should have to convince individual workers of the value of their services, rather than getting companies to agree to neutrality agreements.

The L.A. Times reports that California’s unemployment benefits fund is in disarray, owing nearly $10 billion to the federal government and with no clear path towards fixing its deficit of payments versus contributions.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Switzerland will vote next week on a proposal that would cap CEO pay at 12 times the wage of a company’s lowest-paid worker.

Catherine Rampell in The New York Times discusses the macro-economic impact of her earlier proposal: that lower-value chores should be outsourced by high-wage earners to give them more time to work.

 

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