In September 2021, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) underwent a leadership change with the appointment of Jennifer Abruzzo as General Counsel. Her appointment follows two new Democratic members, Gwynne Wilcox and David Prouty, being confirmed over the summer, resulting in a 3-2 Democratic majority. The General Counsel determines which cases are brought before the […]
n the minds of some politicians, it seems there is not a social problem antitrust reform cannot solve. Most recently, Democrats and Republicans in Washington have expressed a belief that breaking up large companies will enhance conditions for working Americans. This erroneous view was clearly displayed during the latest House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee hearing entitled 21st […]
As the country slowly regains its economic footing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, consumers, employees, and their employers are working to develop the ‘new normal’ for essential and re-opened businesses. As part of this process, labor groups, such as the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, are pushing to make temporary pay increases […]
Undermining railroad investment is a dangerous risk that could eventually lead to underperformance by railroads, produce financial losses, and increase market shares for the trucking industry. As trucking increases, environmental concerns increase along with congestion and added pollution. Compared to trains, trucks create three times more pollution per ton. By one estimate, taxpayers will face […]
This piece, written by Alan Daley, discusses the need for rational reforms to the current H-1B worker program. The piece was published and is available in The Hill.
As Washington continues to debate immigration, one aspect of our immigration laws that are sometimes overlooked is that of high-skilled immigrants seeking to work in the US. Immigrants with education and experience in the STEM fields can apply for an H-1B visa, of which there are 85,000 visas available on a yearly basis. These visas […]
Nonfarm U.S. payroll employment rose by 244,000 in April but there remain 13.7 million unemployed. The unemployment rate rose from 8.8% to 9.0%, because the labor force increased. Employment now stands 1.4 million jobs higher than this time last year, but on a base of almost 140 million employees, that’s just one percent – over […]
The unemployment rate fell four-tenths of one percent to 9.0% in January, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Employment Situation Report. While the decline in unemployement should be good news for American workers and policymakers, the drop was not due a sharp increase in hiring. In fact, only 36,000 jobs were created during the month, according […]