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Alexander Acosta, Labor Nominee, Dismisses Concerns Over Political Pressure
Senator Patty Murray of Washington and other Democrats pointed to a 2008 report by the Justice Department’s in-house investigator, which found that under Acosta his office had violated federal law and department policies by weighing political affiliations in hiring and assessing employees.

03/23/2017

Senate Votes to Block an Obama-Era Safety Rule
Labor groups, including the AFL-CIO, said the six-month restriction makes it impossible to enforce the record-keeping requirements since federal government doesn't conduct regulator inspections of even the most hazardous workplaces and won't likely find a violation before the window has expired.

03/23/2017

USA Hockey Postpones Women’s Team’s Training Camp
Players announced last week that they would boycott the tournament unless they made significant progress with USA Hockey in negotiations on a labor deal. The sides met for more than 10 hours on Monday, and John Langel, a lawyer for the players, said that the next meeting would be by phone but has not been scheduled yet.

03/23/2017

Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to Still-Low 258,000
More people sought US unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market. The four-week average ticked up 1,000 to 240,000.

03/23/2017

Democrats Press Gorsuch on His Independence from Trump
Democratic senators pressed Judge Neil Gorsuch Wednesday to explain his views on issues such as the Constitution’s “emoluments clause” and the notion of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” questions designed to more aggressively probe his independence from President Trump.

03/22/2017

Senate Panel to Weigh Law School Dean Acosta for Labor Secretary
R. Alexander Acosta, tapped by President Donald Trump to head the US Labor Department, on Wednesday told a Senate panel he had reservations about an overtime rule put in place by the Obama administration, saying its effect on the economy needed to be considered.

03/22/2017

Labor Nominee Acosta Cut Deal with Billionaire Guilty in Sex Abuse Case
A lawsuit questions why Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, former Miami US attorney Alexander Acosta, whose confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin Wednesday, cut a non-prosecution deal with Epstein a decade ago rather than pursuing a federal indictment that Acosta’s staff had advocated.

03/21/2017

Gorsuch on Political Pressure and Judicial Independence
Judge Neil Gorsuch sought to reassure senators Tuesday that he would not be swayed by political pressure if he wins confirmation to the Supreme Court — trying to take the steam out of anticipated attacks from Democrats likely to push him to distance himself from President Trump.

03/21/2017

Baltimore City Council Passes $15 Minimum Wage Bill
The vote sends the bill to Mayor Catherine Pugh, who hasn’t said whether she will sign it. Spokesman Anthony McCarthy says she’ll make a decision “within the next few days.”

03/21/2017

Warren Grills Labor Pick on Trump Policies
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is questioning President Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department ahead of a key hearing on the nomination.

03/21/2017

Boeing Plans to Lay Off 170 Workers in Region; Offers Buyouts
At least 170 people received layoff notices Friday — 111 members of the Machinists union and 62 white-collar workers represented by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace.

03/21/2017

Women's Players Call Negotiations with USA Hockey Productive
USA Hockey and the women's national team say their marathon meeting Monday was productive and they hope to have an agreement this week that will end their ongoing wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the upcoming world championships.

03/21/2017

Last-Minute Talks Could End US Women's Hockey Boycott of World Championships
Top players from the US women’s hockey team are meeting with USA Hockey officials for last-minute talks that could end a planned boycott of the upcoming world championships.

03/20/2017

Singletary: Trump to Struggling Seniors: You’ll Be On Your Own
"When people talk about retirement, they often muse about traveling the world, playing golf or visiting with grandchildren," writes Michelle Singletary in The Washington Post. "But the truth is many seniors won’t spend 'golden' retirement years like they are on a long vacation."

03/20/2017

Gorsuch Confirmation: Democratic Senators Express Doubts about Nominee
Asked about what more she hopes to learn about Gorsuch’s stances, Senator Dianne Feinstein said: “Voting rights. Right to choose. Guns. Corporate dollars in elections. Worker safety. Ability of federal agencies to regulate. All of the environmental issues — water, air.”

03/20/2017

A New Tracker for Corporate Human Rights
Global companies continue to grapple with issues of human rights across their operations, so in the spirit of creating a race to the top, some investors and non-profit organizations just launched a benchmark to help shape corporate policies and responses in this area. Based on the inaugural mark-up, any help should be welcome.

03/20/2017

Grossman: What Slashing the Labor Dept. Budget by 21 Percent Would Mean
“The Trump administration’s ‘budget blueprint’ would devastate worker safety, job training programs and legal services essential to low-income workers,” writes Elizabeth Grossman in In These Times. “Its cuts include a 21 percent, or $2.5 billion, reduction in the Department of Labor’s budget."

03/20/2017

Marvit: Staughton Lynd is Building a New World in the Basement of the Old
“Shortly after Donald Trump’s election, I traveled to Niles, Ohio, a small, struggling city on the outskirts of Youngstown, part of what’s known as Steel Valley—though the industry has been on decline for decades,” writes Moshe Marvit in In These Times. “The story of America’s steel mill closures, starting in the 1970s, is well known. Less known is the way that workers and communities in Youngstown, and later Pittsburgh, fought to keep the mills open—and almost succeeded."

03/20/2017

Clawson: Got Laid Off? Republicans Plan to Make You Pee in a Cup for Your Unemployment Benefits
"Last week, Congressional Republicans pushed through a measure undoing Obama-era rules for when states can drug test applicants for unemployment insurance," writes Laura Clawson in The Daily Kos. "But it seems House Speaker Paul Ryan wanted to save it in order to make a splash when Donald Trump signs it this week, because stigmatizing jobless workers is always worth more attention in his book."

03/20/2017

NYT Editorial: Compounding the Risk for Coal Miners
President Trump’s vow to bring back the coal industry’s heyday is a delusion. But it’s already inspiring Republican legislatures in Appalachia to resurrect a grim element of those boom times: loose safety laws that endangered miners’ lives and protected owners’ profits.

03/20/2017

GOP Threatens to Deny Poor People Medical Care If They Aren’t Working
Republicans moved to require able-bodied, poor Americans to work in order to receive publicly funded health insurance through Medicaid on Thursday, advancing a long-held goal of conservative reformers.

03/19/2017

Court Upholds Seattle Ordinance Rules Allowing Uber Union Vote
A Washington state judge upheld a Seattle ordinance allowing app-based ride-hailing drivers to vote to unionize, dealing a blow to Uber Technologies Inc.’s hopes of stalling the legislation.

03/19/2017

Massive Labor Strike Planned for May 1
Hundreds of thousands of service workers will strike on May 1, seizing on the wave of opposition among labor organizations to President Trump, BuzzFeed News reported Saturday.

03/19/2017

President Trump’s Budget Breaks his Promises to Workers
President Donald Trump ran on and was purportedly elected to deliver good jobs.* So far, however, his jobs agenda has amounted to little more than threats to strip workers’ health care and promises to slash corporate taxes and reward companies shipping jobs overseas. His budget is the latest in a series of attacks on workers.

03/19/2017

Trump's Proposal to Scrap Chemical Safety Board Draws Criticism
President Donald Trump's proposal to do away with the federal agency that investigates chemical accidents drew sharp criticism from environmental, labor and safety advocates, who said that eliminating the watchdog would put American lives at risk.

03/19/2017

Group of 40 US House Democrats Oppose Delay of Labor Dept Retirement Rule
Forty House Democrats, led by the party's top member of the House of Representatives Financial Services committee Maxine Waters, voiced opposition on Friday to a US Labor Department proposal to delay the start of a 'controversial' retirement regulation.

03/19/2017

Female Players and USA Hockey Spar Over Contract Talks
USA Hockey said the demands would exceed $8 million in an Olympic year and $5.7 million in a non-Olympic year. Players called that information “patently false.”

03/19/2017

NYT: President Trump’s Wheezing Jobs Effort
"President Trump traveled to Michigan last week and promised to recreate the industrial America that existed when Willow Run was 'the arsenal of democracy' and Rosie the Riveter was a celebrated symbol of its work force," according to a New York Times editorial.

03/19/2017

Gorsuch Praised a Leading Republican Activist Behind Voter Suppression Efforts
“Few people in the Republican Party have done more to limit voting rights than Hans von Spakovsky,” writes Ari Berman in The Nation. “He’s been instrumental in spreading the myth of widespread voter fraud and backing new restrictions to make it harder to vote. But it appears that von Spakovsky had an admirer in Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, according to e-mails released to the Senate Judiciary Committee covering Gorsuch’s time working in the George W. Bush Administration."

03/17/2017

Perez Calls Trump ‘a President of the Rich’ Over Budget Blueprint
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez ripped President Trump’s first federal budget outline Thursday, saying it favors the wealthy over the working class. “Donald Trump’s budget blueprint has one goal: to devastate hardworking families,” Perez said in a statement.

03/17/2017

Home District 'Stakeouts' Begin as TrumpCare Advances in Congress
The GOP's healthcare plan narrowly passed out of the House Budget Committee on Thursday, while "stakeouts" began in Congressional home districts aimed at pressuring lawmakers to vote against the widely unpopular legislation.

03/17/2017

AFL-CIO: Trump’s FY 2018 Budget 'Dangerous and Destructive'
"The budget abandons the future," writes AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, "slashing investments in workers, communities, young people, protecting our environment and building democracy. There are major cuts in job training, education, health programs, the environment, the arts and foreign aid. Research programs in science and medicine are slashed. Sixty-two government programs/agencies are slated for elimination."

03/17/2017

UAW, Caterpillar Reach Tentative 6-Year Contract Deal
There's a tentative agreement between Caterpillar Inc. and the United Auto Workers. The union posted a statement on its bargaining website Wednesday indicating the tentative agreement.

03/17/2017

Slate Editorial Staff Votes to Unionize with WGA East
Slate has become the latest in a long line of digital media outlets whose editorial staffs have voted to unionize with the WGA East. The union said Wednesday that more than 90% of Slate’s editorial staff have signed cards declaring that they want the guild to represent them in contract talks. Slate joins The Huffington Post, Vice Media, Gawker Media, Salon, ThinkProgress, The Root and Fusion, whose staffs have voted to be represented by the guild.

03/17/2017

Proposed Labor Department Cuts Target Job Training Programs
The proposal would shrink the Labor Department’s budget by 21 percent from current levels, to $9.6 billion for fiscal year 2018. While the administration provided estimates for some of the proposed reductions, it did not specify where the majority of the cuts would come from.

03/16/2017

US Women’s Hockey Team Hits Hard in Pay Dispute
The team’s boycott matters because the US women are the defending world champs. They have medaled in all five of the sport’s Olympic tournaments. They are one of only four or five quality teams in the world, making their presence essential to the legitimacy of any major tournament.

03/16/2017

US Employers Posted More Jobs in January; Quitting Jumped
More than 3.2 million people quit their jobs in January, the most in nearly 16 years. That is a sign of confidence in the job market, since workers typically quit either when they have another job, or do not but are optimistic they can find one.

03/16/2017

California Lawmakers Try Again to Require More Transparency on Drug Prices
California Democrats, labor unions, health insurers and consumer advocacy groups — along with newly joined backer Tom Steyer, the billionaire activist — are restarting their effort to shed more light on prescription drug prices after a similar measure sputtered last year.

03/16/2017

Appeal Promised as McDonald’s Ducks Wage-Theft Suit
Cashiers Guadalupe Salazar, Genoveva Lopez and Judith Zarate sued McDonald’s and franchise owner Bobby Haynes in March 2014, claiming they were denied meal and rest breaks and that McDonald’s miscalculated their wages through a flawed payroll system.

03/16/2017

Labor Notes: How We're Setting Our Contract Bargaining Tables to Advance Racial Justice
“Employers often use race to divide workers against one another,” write Luster Howard, Maricruz Manzanarez, and Seth Newton Patel in Labor Notes. “At University of California campuses and hospitals, we’re seeing the problem get worse now that President Donald Trump’s administration is unleashing new waves of racism and attacks on immigrants."

03/16/2017

Death Spiral, Debunked: Facts Undercut Major Argument for GOP Healthcare Plan
The Congressional Budget Office analysis released this week on the GOP's replacement plan, the American Healthcare Act, further exposes the "death spiral" talking point as a myth: "According to the budget office," The New York Times wrote Wednesday, "the Obamacare markets will remain stable over the long run, if there are no significant changes."

03/16/2017

The Increasing Significance of the Decline of Men
While women were hit much harder than men by the disappearance of middle-skill jobs, the majority of women managed to upgrade their skills and find better-paying jobs. By comparison, more than half of men who lost middle-skill jobs had to settle for lower-paying occupations.

03/16/2017

EPI: Does Alexander Acosta Still Think Undocumented Workers Deserve Protection?
"In the context of an administration that has shown itself to be remarkably anti-worker, it’s more important than ever that the labor secretary be prepared to enforce our labor laws and advocate for all working people," writes Marni von Wilpert for the Economic Policy Institute.

03/15/2017

Gorsuch to Workers: If Your Boss Says to Endanger Your Health, Do It or Risk Being Fired
The boss’s orders come before a worker’s health, according to Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. That was the gist of Gorsuch’s dissent in a case in which a truck driver was stranded with broken equipment in subzero temperatures late at night, waiting for a replacement who was delayed for how long he did not know.

03/15/2017

AFL-CIO: 9 Ways the GOP Health Care Bill Makes Health Coverage in the US Unaffordable and Out of Reach
The Congressional Republican health plan is an attack on everyone’s health benefits. No health care coverage—workplace plans, Medicare, Medicaid or the individual insurance coverage now available as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—is untouched.

03/15/2017

AFL-CIO: Representative Steve King and the Racist Origins of 'Right to Work'
"There’s been scant attention paid to how King’s policy agenda reflects his white nationalist views," writes Steve Smith in the AFL-CIO blog Now. “King is the author of the federal bill that would impose a right to work scheme nationally, which would be devastating to our country’s economy and would hit workers, especially people of color, square in the pocketbook."

03/15/2017

Lufthansa Reaches 'Breakthrough' Deal with Pilots Union
The union said the deal would protect pilot jobs at Lufthansa and low-cost division Germanwings, while guaranteeing lower unit costs to the company. The company said it would drop plans to staff 40 planes outside the labor agreement and committed to operate a certain number of planes to offer pilots the opportunity to train for captain's positions.

03/15/2017

Pope Warns of 'Very Grave Sin' When Jobs are Cut Unjustly
Speaking off-the-cuff, Pope Francis added: "Those who for economic reasons or to conclude unclear negotiations, close factories and business ventures and take away jobs, this person is committing a very grave sin."

03/15/2017

Trump's Labor Nominee Picks Up Democratic Vote
Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida) will vote for Labor Secretary nominee Alex Acosta, who hails from his home state of Florida, a spokesperson for the senator said Tuesday.

03/14/2017

Proposed Law Could Be a New Attack on Civil Rights
A chilling little bill is working its way through Congress. It could have the effect of ending the class action as an American institution. The legislation, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, passed the House last week. If it becomes law, it will be one more perverse disservice to the working class who are said to have driven the 2016 election, because the main losers will be ordinary Americans.

03/14/2017


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