May 26, 2016

On Labor May 25, 2016 by Melissa Greenberg Increasingly frustrated by their inability to affect employment law at the federal and state level, progressive advocates have turned their attention to local government.  At this level, they have been able to enact ordinances to raise the minimum wage, guarantee paid sick day …

November 20, 2014

November 19, 2014 By Brendan Fischer Democratic state legislators in Illinois are mulling an effort to thwart Chicago’s effort to raise its minimum wage, even as they raise the state wage above the national average. And the state National Restaurant Association affiliate is eating it up. Efforts to “preempt” local …

November 10, 2014

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a nonprofit organization that works with industry and government allies to promote state legislation that is in the corporate interest. Such legislation may also harm public health and safety. Increasingly, ALEC has become one of the main proponents of state preemption across public …