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  • Long odds ahead now for Obama on his troubled trade agenda

    The White House and Republican leaders in Congress face long odds in trying to revive trade legislation after a telling defeat engineered by President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats.
  • House members call for swift resolution of West Coast port dispute

    House members call for swift resolution of West Coast port dispute
    A bipartisan group of House members on Thursday called for a "swift resolution" of the labor dispute at West Coast ports, warning that the cargo buildup and partial shutdowns were hurting businesses and posed a major risk to the U.S. economy. "We...

    Labor Department settles complaint over its enforcement tactics

    Labor Department settles complaint over its enforcement tactics
    Remember that case the federal Department of Labor pursued against a couple of Oregon blueberry growers, accusing them of underpaying their pickers? And the growers pushed back? Well, the feds settled with the growers earlier this week, finally copping to...

    Blueberry hostages: Did the feds go too far in enforcing labor laws?

    The federal Department of Labor has for decades used a little-noted enforcement tool to compel employers to observe laws governing minimum wages, overtime pay and child labor. The enforcement tool is known at the “hot goods” provision of the...