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    Labor Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s labor secretary nominee, Alexander Acosta. He was asked about several issues including…

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    Unions After World War II

    Professor Max Krochmal talked about changes to labor organizing in the post-World War II era. He describes how unions argued for the continuation of wartime practices, but often failed due…

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    Jennifer Mathis on Workplace Wellness Programs and Privacy

    Jennifer Mathis talked about a proposal to allow employers greater access to their employees' medical and genetic records and allow them to penalize those who do not participate in…

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    Senate Democrats on Paid and Medical Leave Bill

    Senate Democrats held a news conference on their paid family and medical leave legislation. The proposal provides for up to 12 weeks of paid leave for full- or part-time workers who need time to care for a…

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    Whistleblower Protections

    Justice Department and Office of Special Counsel officials as well as legal experts testified at a hearing on whistleblower protections. Witnesses discussed the benefits and shortcomings of…

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    Federal Workforce

    Federal managers that included the national presidents of the American Federation of Government Employees and the Federal Managers Associations testified at a hearing on ideas for improving the…

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    President Trump News Conference

    President Trump held a news conference to announce Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee following Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw from the process. Before taking questions, the president spoke at length about topics such as…

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    Labor Secretary Nomination

    The Atlantic's Russell Berman spoke by phone about Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw his nomination to be labor secretary.

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    Drug Testing for Unemployment Insurance

    Steven Nelson talked by video from Capitol Hill about three House resolutions to overturn Obama administration Labor Department regulation limiting drug testing for recipients of…

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    Representative Ro Khanna on Innovation and the U.S. Workforce

    Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) talked about innovation and the future of the American workforce.

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    Senate Democrats on Labor Secretary Nominee

    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke to reporters about fast food executive Andrew Puzder’s nomination for…

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    President Trump Meeting with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

    President Trump and Intel Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich made brief remarks to the press after meeting at the White House. Mr. Krzanich announced plans to build a new Intel factory…

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    Republican Congressional Retreat, Representatives Black and Cheney

    Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) made brief statements and responded to questions from reporters about their party’s priorities for the 115th Congress and the Trump…

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    President Trump Meeting with Union Leaders and Workers

    President Trump met with union leaders and workers at the White House. In brief remarks to the press before the meeting, he said that it was an honor to host the group, and that he intended to create jobs…

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    Union Leader on White House Meeting

    Sean McGarvey, president of North America’s Building and Construction Trades union, spoke to reporters after union leaders and workers met with President Trump.

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    Men Without Work

    Nicholas Eberstadt talked about his book Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis, in which he argues that the collapse of work among American men constitutes an invisible crisis. He…

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    Newsmakers with Lee Saunders

    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders talked about workforce and labor issues in the incoming Trump administration and the nomination…

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    University of Baltimore Commencement Address

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave the commencement address to Fall graduates of the University of Baltimore. She told the college graduates that current job market was the best it has been…

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    President-elect Donald Trump and the Labor Movement

    Ted Hesson, a Politico labor and employment reporter, spoke by phone about the relationship between President-elect Donald Trump and the labor movement.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for union members to respond to the question, “What is your message to President-elect Donald Trump?” Politico’s Ted Hesson spoke by phone about the relationship…

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