Reversing course, this week President Trump decided not to pull out of NAFTA. The Trump Administration vowed to undo the Obama Administration's requirement that employers provide birth control their employees.
The Trump administration's proposal to revoke the Department of Labor's "fiduciary rule" is causing controversy within the agency, and the repeal of Obama-era Department of Labor regulations by congressional Republicans may actually increase regulatory burdens.
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.
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.
Hearings for his Secretary of Labor nominee demonstrated that President Trump’s budget proposal threatens even popular and effective government programs, as Charlotte Garden explains for Take Care. This week, the Trump Administration repealed a rule requiring federal contractors to disclose labor violations.
Ultimately, this Administration’s re-examination of the Obama-era Department of Labor fiduciary rule looks like little more than a gift to the retirement services industry at the expense of workers and retirees.
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.
President Trump is likely to pursue a ferociously anti-labor agenda. The battles ahead may define the future of labor and employment law in America—and the fate of organized labor. Here are some useful analyses of the story thus far.