Versus Trump: The Shutdown Special
On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Charlie, Jason, and Easha bring you a shutdown special, where they talk about the President's emergency powers as well as a lawsuit contending the government is violating federal labor law by not paying workers on time. Listen now!
Inside the Doomed Union Refund Lawsuits, Part II
Shortly after I posted my initial take on the headline-grabbing set of class action lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in refunds from public sector unions after Janus, two interesting things happened.
The Bearable Lightness of Janus
The Supreme Court's ruling in Janus sounds like a pretty big problem for organized labor. But it doesn’t have to be.
Versus Trump: The Fiduciary Rule Comes And Goes
On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Easha, Charlie, and Jason discuss the Fifth Circuit's recent decision striking down the so-called "Fiduciary Rule" that would have required those who sell retirement investment products in 401(k) plans to act in the best interests of their clients. Listen now!
Free Speech Solidarity
Collective action has proven an effective response to the President’s attempted interference with the employment of Jemele Hill and NFL players.
That Time When Republicans Re-Regulated Retirement Savings
Congressional Republicans care about one thing far more than their professed values and far more than the American people they claim to represent: protecting the financial services industry. This was recently made clear when they undid two key DOL rules.
The Attack on American Cities
Trump's anti-urban rhetoric has fanned the flames of a war by state governments against progressive cities. We see this in battles over sanctuary cities, LGBT rights, gun regulation, employee rights. The time has come for a campaign on behalf of city power.
The Acosta Hearing & the “Deconstruction” of Federal Agencies
Hearings on President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Labor revealed little about the future of labor policy. But the hearings made crystal clear that Trump's executive orders and proposed budget threaten even popular and effective government programs.
Trump v. Unions
January 20, 2017 marked the beginning of a new and dangerous age for labor. Here's an overview of the many challenges and threats that the American labor movement is likely to face under Trump.