News & Commentary

October 30, 2017

WBUR’s business and technology team, BostonomiX, analyzed data from the Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development in order to understand the future of work in Massachusetts.  BostonomiX found that the health care and computer sectors are likely to dominate job growth in the coming years.  The team also created a tool that readers can use to explore projections for every major occupation group in the state.

Local 100 of the United Labor Unions withdrew its NLRB complaint against the Dallas Cowboys after on a meeting between NFL owners and players that focused on social reform.  The complaint had originally been filed in response to a statement by Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner and general manager, that players would be punished for disrespecting the flag during the National Anthem.  “If Jerry Jones threatens or disciplines any players of the Dallas Cowboys despite the clear position of the NFL and others, we will immediately refile these charges with the NLRB and pursue them to their conclusion,” Local 100 chief organizer Wade Rathke said in a news release.

The Washington Examiner reports that “Republican-led Washington is mulling the most far-reaching changes to federal labor policy in seven decades.”  These changes would rethink fundamental principles of labor law by expanding the rights of individual workers and forcing unions to work harder to retain membership.

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