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Today’s News & Commentary—September 10, 2021

Today’s News & Commentary—September 10, 2021

On Thursday, Biden announced plans for a monumental vaccine mandate that could apply to as many as 100 million Americans. Under the mandate, employers with more than 100 workers will need to either be vaccinated or else face weekly testing; businesses will also be mandated to provide paid time off to receive inoculations. The vaccine […]

Featured in Dems’ Newest Budget Draft: A Transformative Labor Law Proposal

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Featured in Dems’ Newest Budget Draft: A Transformative Labor Law Proposal

Yesterday, Democrats on the House Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) released a completed draft for its part of Congress’s upcoming reconciliation bill.  Along with other blockbuster proposals, the Committee’s $450 billion package includes a number of provisions designed to raise federal revenues by imposing civil penalties on employers who violate federal labor […]

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Today’s News & Commentary—September 8, 2021

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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, […]

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 11, 2021

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 11, 2021

After a weekend of sluggish procedural advances, which Fred described on Monday, the Senate finally, after months of grueling bipartisan negotiations, passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure package, called the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, by an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 69-30. All 50 members of the Democratic caucus in the Senate voted for […]

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 10, 2021

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 10, 2021

Yesterday Senate Democrats released their $3.5 trillion dollar budget blueprint that they hope to pass via reconciliation without needing any GOP votes. A publicly released memo sent by Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) details the provisions in the budget, including universal pre-K, free community college, and a path to lawful permanent status for undocumented […]

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