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Today’s News & Commentary—September 8, 2021

Today’s News & Commentary—September 8, 2021

As the corporate-funded effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom heads into its final stretch (the election date, September 14, is now less than one week away), CNN reports that Newsom has increasingly relied on labor unions and union workers to propel his campaign in its waning days. Local chapters of CTA, SEIU, AFSCME, IBEW, […]

Weekend News & Commentary – August 29, 2021

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Weekend News & Commentary – August 29, 2021

Hurricane Ida, now a Category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall in Louisiana today, on the sixteenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The storm’s trajectory includes New Orleans in its path and will present a test of the 350 miles of infrastructural protections built up around the city in the years following the devastation from […]

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Weekend News & Commentary — August 8, 2021

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Weekend News & Commentary — August 8, 2021

In the aftermath of the unexpected death of Richard Trumka on Thursday, the A.F.L.-C.I.O., as noted by the New York Times earlier today, faces a moment of decision – a “crossroads,” in the words of the Times. Despite Trumka’s impassioned and experienced leadership, his 12-year tenure at the head of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. coincided with the […]

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Today’s News & Commentary — July 14, 2021

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Today’s News & Commentary — July 14, 2021

The Senate voted on Tuesday to approve Julie Su as the United States Deputy Labor Secretary, the second highest ranking position in the Department of Labor. Su, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, was previously serving as the Labor Secretary for the state of California, and was a leading pick for United States Secretary of Labor […]

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