Trump Takes Steps to Undo Obama Legacy on Labor

June 20, 2017

President Trump is taking a major step to alter the direction of federal labor policy, positioning the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a series of high-profile Obama-era decisions. By filling two vacant seats and swinging the board from […]

Trump Picks Republican Kaplan for US Labor Board

June 20, 2017

The board, when fully stocked, includes three members from the president’s party and two from the opposing party. Under Trump, lawyers and business groups expect the board to roll back a series of policy changes adopted during the […]

Bill Minimizes Arbitrary Work Schedules

June 20, 2017

The Schedules That Work Act entails three main features, with the overarching idea of setting a minimum floor standard that reduces any short-term cost advantage for employers who rely on scheduling practices that shift all the costs of uncertainty in their business on to hourly paid employees. […]

Moyers: Big Business Cheers Rollback on Labor Rule

June 19, 2017

Big franchise businesses are sighing with relief thanks to yet another rollback of an Obama-era rule. Known as the joint em- ployment rule, it governed just who is liable when workers rights are violated. Big companies like McDonald’s were against […]

Rent is Out of Reach for Minimum-Wage Workers in Every State

June 19, 2017

If you’re being paid minimum wage, forget about being able to afford a two-bedroom apartment. In fact, forget about being able to afford a one-bedroom apartment. According to the annual report on wages and housing costs from the National Low Income Housing Coalition […]

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