Topic of the Week
Can your employer retaliate against you for union activity?
Blog of the Week
Federal workers protest against government shutdown across the country
As the partial government shutdown stretches into its third week — making it the second longest shutdown in U.S. history — federal workers in Philadelphia took to the streets Tuesday to protest the White House and congressional inaction that has left them without work and pay for 18 days.
Thought for the Week
"They have to realize that this affects everyday people. It affects the boots on the ground. To me, it’s like a political chess game that they’re playing, and we seem to be pawns. "
–Ray Coleman Jr., a corrections officer at a federal prison in Florida on the government shutdown
List of the Week
from Washington Post
Longest Government Shutdowns:
DEC. 22, 2018 - Trump - 26 days and counting
DEC. 16, 1995 - Clinton - 21 days
OCT. 1, 1978 - Carter - 17 days
OCT. 1, 2013 - Obama - 16 days
OCT. 1, 1977 - Carter - 12 days
Top Five News Headlines
- Women could boost the global economy, but outdated laws are holding them back
- The Supreme Court Just Handed a Big, Unanimous Victory to Workers. Wait, What?
- Senators are getting paid during the government shutdown. Many low-wage contractors aren’t.
- Tech Workers Unite to Fight Forced Arbitration
- Workers at chains like Starbucks and McDonald's face violence and injuries on the job — and they're starting to speak out