The Labor Department is quietly moving to undo a central Obama-era labor policy that made companies more likely to be liable when staffing firms or franchisees don’t pay minimum wages and overtime.
The Ocean Cleanup, an effort that’s been five years in the making, plans to launch its beta cleanup system, a nearly 2,000-foot long floater that can collect about five tons of ocean plastic per month. The system comes to a price tag of $24.6 million. The company will welcome corporations and philanthropists to sponsor their own cleanup system in coming years.
– The New York Times
The battle over how to project the future population of the United States has profound political implications.
– The Washington Post
More female nominees are running for Congress and for governor than ever before in U.S. history. As a result of activism in response to the Trump administration, the #MeToo movement, and efforts to recruit more women to run, observers have pointed to the possibility of a “pink wave” that may bring big changes to American politics.