Trump Takes Aim at Obama Labor Legacy

August 4, 2017

President Donald Trump is taking major steps to change the direction of federal labor policy, positioning the National Labor Relations Board to overturn several high-profile Obama-era labor decisions, writes Noam Scheiber in “The New York Times.” […]

Hollywood Loses Its Tax Breaks

February 15, 2017

“As the new year dawned, the only federal tax incentive designed specifically to keep film and TV production in the United States has lapsed,” writes David Robb in Deadline Hollywood. “The program had been giving tax breaks to investors for shows shot in the US for more than a decade, but it ended on the first […]

In Wake of Election, Labor Reaches Out to Trump

December 2, 2016

Donald Trump stunned the very establishment he had railed against by defeating Hillary Clinton and becoming president-elect in the general election November 8. His election raises fundamental issues about the future of unions. […]

Clinton Offers Vision for Economy, Rebukes Trump’s

August 1, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said in late June that if Congress does not close tax loopholes that give significant advantages to the wealthy and corporations, she will have the Treasury Department take up the issue — if she is elected […]

Unions Luck Out in Supreme Court Tie

June 1, 2016

A case that seemed poised to lower the boom on public unions ended in a 4-4 tie at the Supreme Court at the end of March, delivering a big victory to unions, writes Adam Liptak in The New York Times. When the case was first argued in January, the Court’s conservative majority seemed […]

The Supremes: Stop! In the Name of Love

August 1, 2015

Late June saw a flurry of intense activity in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court broadened the protections of housing discrimination law, approved federal subsidies for the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) and, in a historic ruling, recognized the right of same-sex couples to marry under the Equal […]

UA-83546600-1