Divided Government

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, Trump's lifelong henchman Roger Stone is floating the possibility of cooperating with special prosecutor Robert Mueller. I think he's waiting to see if Trump hangs him out to dry, which he will.

Meanwhile, Trump's golf clubs quietly fired some of their undocumented employees while the government shutdown continued.

Finally, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) just dealt a blow to contract employees who were hoping to unionize.

The National Labor Relations Board made it easier Friday for companies to treat their workers as independent contractors excluded from federal labor protections, overturning an Obama-era precedent.

By a 3-1 party-line vote, Republican board members sided against shuttle van drivers for SuperShuttle, who were seeking to unionize at Dallas-Fort Worth airport. The NLRB ruled that they were independent contractors, not employees, and therefore weren’t protected by a New Deal-era law enshrining workers’ right to organize.

The board overruled a 2014 case, FedEx Home Delivery, in which a Democratic majority on the NLRB had established a standard making it easier for workers to be considered employees rather than contractors.

While you're here, I want to say thank you for your patience as I took some time away from writing. The truth is it's really difficult to write opinions when you're all out of fucks to give so I needed time to replenish my fucks. Even now I can't honestly say I feel completely normal, but that's probably going to take a lot more time.