Zachary Piaker  //  1/14/18  //  Topic Update


The Trump administration is looking to bring back and broaden a rule that Congress killed last year requiring drug testing for unemployment benefits (The Hill).

There are fewer OSHA workplace safety inspectors under the Trump administration than under President Obama, reports Lydia Wheeler at The Hill.

The Labor Department revived  Bush-era overtime guidance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (WaPo).

The President’s tweet touting the lowest black unemployment rate ever is badly misleading, claims Philip Bump at the Washington Post.


Updates | The Week of February 19, 2018

2/25/18  //  Daily Update

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new charge against Paul Manafort while Richard Gates pled guilty. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposal to arm teachers drew controversy in Washington.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

Richard Trumpka, President of the AFL-CIO, harshly criticized President Trump for his divisive rhetoric and continued support of corporations over working class Americans.