Today’s News & Commentary — June 9, 2017


Published June 9th, 2017 - 06.09.1715


Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May will not resign but will seek to form a minority government after her party lost its parliamentary majority in yesterday’s election. The future of Brexit and recent calls to limit immigration are now less clear. The results were seen as a repudiation of May’s policies but also as a victory for Labour and its leader Jeremy Corbyn, who ran on a left-populist platform that included calls to re-nationalize industries and to encourage worker co-ops.

Trump is expected to nominate Cheryl Stanton, a former Bush administration lawyer, to head the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. Stanton is the current director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.

Chicago’s unionized charter school teachers are in the process of voting on a deal to join the Chicago Teachers Union, which has vocally opposed charter schools. If the deal is approved by CTU members and teachers at the 10 unionized charter schools (final results might be unknown until the fall), CTU and charter school teachers would join forces but would continue to operate under separate contracts.

Workers at the popular Washington-area Founding Farmers restaurants sued the company Tuesday alleging violations to overtime and sick-leave laws. As the Washington Post notes, Founding Farmers is the most recent of several high-profile restaurant groups to face similar allegations.

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