On our radar this week: June 22-26



Historic rulings from SCOTUS rulings made our week! ICYMI: The Supreme Court ruled to maintain national healthcare subsidies (effectively saving the Affordable Care Act) and expanded Marriage Equality for all.


News on Fast Track and the TPP this week: 

  • Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill The Guardian
  • Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Unconstitutional?, The Atlantic
  • Trade deal revolt precedes Obama's California trip, USA Today
  • Wrong direction on climate, trade and developmentThe Hill
  • Obama Bolsters His Leverage With Trade Victory, but at a Cost, NY Times
  • Senate Passes TPP Fast Track, Capital & Main 

Other highlights on our radar:

  • Commentary from Steve Smith- Forced Arbitration: Stacking the deck against workers, Digital Democracy
  • Why Don’t the Poor Rise Up? NY Times OpEd
  • U.S. House proposing deep cuts to training funds, OSHA and worker rights, Workday Minnesota (an awesome blog/email list to get on if you aren't already!)
  • Retirement Can’t Wait, by Sec of Labor Tom Perez, DOL
  • Who's Next: Making Space for Young Workers in the Union, Labor Notes
  • Congressional Democrats Introduce an Ambitious New Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act, The Nation
  • Summer jobs — and teen employment in general — are going out of style, Vox
  • Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again, HuffPo
  • Things to Know as a Young Worker: You Have Rights!, DOL
  • California Appeals Court Rules Farmworkers Law Unconstitutional, David Bacon