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The Politics of Preemption and Local Labor Laws: From Minimum Wage to “Right to Work”

Increasingly frustrated by their inability to affect employment law at the federal and state level, progressive advocates have turned their attention to local government.  At this level, they have been able to enact ordinances to raise the minimum wage, guarantee paid sick day laws, and even protect LBGT rights in the workplace — proposals, which have all failed at the federal level.  1,011 more words

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Today’s News & Commentary — April 26, 2016

Once a friend of the United Auto Workers, Volkwagen has truly become a foe.  The New York Times reports that yesterday “Volkswagen announced that it would go to federal court to appeal a recent victory by the U.A.W.   285 more words

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Legislating from the Bench: Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Right-to-Work Law 

Right-to-work laws prohibit businesses and unions from reaching agreements that require all workers, not just union members, to pay union dues. Twenty-four other states have such laws. 307 more words

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USA Today Men's College Basketball Coaches Poll – February 22, 2016

The USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Men’s College Basketball poll, with number of first-place votes and record, total points and previous ranking:

Records through Sun Feb 21, 2016… 355 more words

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Weekend News & Commentary — February 20-21, 2016

As expected, West Virginia passed legislation making it the nation’s 26th right-to-work state.  Writing for The Washington Post, Lydia DePillis explains how one of the nation’s historic bastions of labor rights turned against unions in the context of a struggling economy.   253 more words

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Weekend News & Commentary -- February 13-14, 2016

On Thursday, West Virginia governor Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a right-to-work bill and a bill repealing the prevailing minimum wage in the state.  However, the Senate and the House swiftly voted by a majority to override both vetoes on Friday with solely GOP support, … 503 more words

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Weekend News & Commentary --- February 6--7, 2016

On Thursday, the West Virginia State House narrowly passed a right-to-work bill, according to Lydia DePillis at the Washington Post.  Although Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is expected to veto the bill, it passed by a vote of 54-46, and overriding Tomblin’s veto requires only a simple majority vote.   383 more words

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