Today’s News & Commentary — June 14, 2016
The AFL-CIO will formally endorse Hillary Clinton on Thursday, according to the Wall Street Journal. The AFL-CIO rarely picks a candidate before the presumptive Democratic nominee has emerged. Clinton now has locked up endorsements from most major labor groups.
The Department of Labor clarified today that its prohibition of discrimination based on sex includes discrimination based on gender identity. Advocates have noticed that while some courts had already expanded protections to include gender identity, some confusion persisted because the DOL had not updated its rule since 1970.
Across the pond, the upcoming ‘Brexit’ vote is making British workers nervous. The New York Times explores the uncertainty facing domestic and foreign workers alike. Some worry that a vote to leave the European Union will have a devastating effect on the local economy.
Nearby in France, patience and support might be wearing thin for the country’s oldest and biggest union, the General Confederation of Labor. C.G.T., as it is commonly known, has organized strikes and mass demonstrations that have left garbage uncollected and even shut down publication of France’s largest newspaper for a day.