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06/22/2017 - Midnight Reads – Trump Takes Steps to Undo Obama Legacy on Labor

Trump Takes Steps to Undo Obama Legacy on Labor

– The New York Times

President Trump, who came into office courting labor unions and vowing to stand up for American workers, is taking a major step to alter the direction of federal labor policy, positioning the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a series of high-profile Obama-era decisions.

 

The Paradox of American Restaurants

– The Atlantic 

The quality and variety of food in the U.S. has never been better but the industry is seemingly struggling. How can the United States be going through a restaurant renaissance and a restaurant recession at the same time? What’s really going on?

 

Amazon Is Trying to Chip Away at Brick-And-Mortar Clothing Stores’ Last Big Advantage

– The Washington Post 

Amazon’s foray into fashion could deal another round of bad news to an industry already dealing with turmoil. Clothing retailers such as Macy’s, Sears, Abercrombie & Fitch, and BCBG have been struggling with months of declining sales as customers increasingly shop online.
Five Big Reforms for Trump Labor Nominees

– Competitive Enterprise Institute 

The nation’s top labor regulatory agency may soon be able to take up some urgent tasks now that President Trump has nominated Marvin Kaplan, with William Emanuel’s nomination expected later this week, to fill a vacant seat at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Here are five pressing issues a Republican NLRB will likely tackle.