Google announced that it will phase out the mandatory arbitration process that employees had to go through to solve internal disputes with the company. The change will go into effect on March 21 and it will affect both current and future employees.
In the recent 35-day shutdown, more than $9 billion in federal compensation went unpaid. The government was reopened for three weeks and it’s in the process of paying the amount owed to the workers who were furloughed.
The White House has failed to agree with Democratic lawmakers on border wall funding. Analysts note that president Trump will have to make a tough and fateful choice on the wall if the shutdown is to be averted.