To Fund Health Plan, G.O.P. Considers Limiting Popular Tax Break
– The New York Times
In order to fund health insurance for Americans who don’t get coverage through work, congressional Republicans are considering changing the system for those who do by limiting the size of the tax break employers and workers receive on their health plans. The employer health insurance tax exclusion, as it’s known, is the single largest expenditure in our tax system, costing $216 billion in lost tax revenue last year.
Trump Wooed The Working Class. Now Labor Leaders Are Worried
– The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer talks to labor leaders who are struggling with fears of what the Trump presidency might mean for unions. Leaders of unions that swing blue say they’re trying to reach out to members who voted for Trump, even if some of them still won’t admit that they backed him.
Unions in the Precarious Economy
– The American Prospect
The left-leaning American Prospect touches on several themes as it outlines potential paths for the labor movement within the on-demand economy. Of interest to some employers may be the section “Unions and Schedule-Bidding” which outlines how flight attendants bid on upcoming shifts. The author proposes this as a solution to just-in-time scheduling practices with the restaurant and retail industries.
Elon Musk Is Really Boring
Bloomberg Business Week offers a cover story on how billionaire visionary Elon Musk is digging in on a tunnel project to skirt gridlock, and aligning with Donald Trump’s pledge to pursue infrastructure projects with a fervor not seen since the New Deal.