Congress returns for lame duck with long to-do list

Congress returns for lame duck with long to-do list

CNN — Lawmakers are set to return on Monday after being away for several weeks campaigning for the crucial midterm elections. They face a jam-packed legislative to-do list before the new congressional session begins in January. With that in mind, Democratic leaders are eager to bring several bills to the floor for votes during the … Read more

Doug Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause had the unintended effect of bringing Canada’s largest unions together

Doug Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause had the unintended effect of bringing Canada’s largest unions together

CUPE members picket at Queen’s Park in Toronto when education support workers across Ontario walked off the job on Nov. 4.Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail The Ontario government’s unprecedented use of the notwithstanding clause of the Constitution in a labor dispute with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) had the unintended effect of uniting … Read more

Ontario government, education union testify at labor board as strike action persists

Ontario government, education union testify at labor board as strike action persists

CUPE members picket at Queen’s Park in Toronto when education support workers across Ontario walked off the job on Nov. 4, 2022.Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail An Ontario labor board hearing to determine the legality of a walkout by education support workers was adjourned in the early morning hours on Sunday, as lawyers for the … Read more

Ontario’s bill to stop CUPE strike unprecedented, legal experts say

Ontario’s bill to stop CUPE strike unprecedented, legal experts say

The Ontario government’s use of a unique legislative provision to effectively quash the ability of education workers to go on strike is extreme, politically fraught and unprecedented in the history of labor disputes, legal experts say. On Monday – in response to a potential strike of 55,000 education workers represented by the Canadian Union of … Read more

How US midterm elections work

How US midterm elections work

CNN — Whether you’re the most hardened of political junkies or you only tune in every other November to vote, it’s always a good idea to brush up on some of the terms you hear thrown around during election season and remind yourself who is up for election and how CNN assesses these races. Here … Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings

California Gov.  Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings

Washington CNN — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Friday that limits the use of rap lyrics in criminal court cases in the state. The law requires “a court, in a criminal proceeding where a party seeks to admit as evidence a form of creative expression, to consider specified factors when … Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings

California Gov.  Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings

Washington CNN — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Friday that limits the use of rap lyrics in criminal court cases in the state. The law requires “a court, in a criminal proceeding where a party seeks to admit as evidence a form of creative expression, to consider specified factors when … Read more

Trump launches direct attack on McConnell a month out from midterm elections

Trump launches direct attack on McConnell a month out from midterm elections

CNN — Former President Donald Trump on Friday night directly ridiculed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying on his social media platform that the Kentucky Republican had a “death wish” for supporting “Democrat sponsored bills.” Trump, in his Truth Social post, also mocked McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao – who was born in Taiwan and served … Read more

Ontario wage cap bill could save province $9.7-billion, new report shows

Ontario wage cap bill could save province .7-billion, new report shows

Unions and opposition politicians have charged that Bill 124 drove workers out of the health care sector and is a leading cause of the staffing shortages currently hampering hospitals.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press The Ontario government is expected to save $9.7-billion through its contentious wage-cap legislation that temporarily limits pay increases for public-sector workers, the province’s … Read more

Congress again races to avoid shutdown as key vote at risk of failing

Congress again races to avoid shutdown as key vote at risk of failing

CNN — The Senate is slated to take a key vote Tuesday to take up government funding that is at risk of failing over a deal cut by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin that has come under sharp criticism from Republicans and liberals – pushback that could be enough to sink the vote and push … Read more