Sectoral Bargaining and Pandemics: Lessons from Uruguay

Sectoral Bargaining and Pandemics: Lessons from Uruguay

The U.S. meatpacking industry is providing some unfortunate lessons in how not to deal with a pandemic. For example, to...
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The Power of Collective Action

The Power of Collective Action

On May Day, workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Target went out on strike, primarily over health and safety concerns.  While...
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A Safer, More Equitable Reopening

A Safer, More Equitable Reopening

As the country moves toward “reopening,” we face a critical pair of questions. The first is how businesses can begin...
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A Primer on Remedial Workplace Affirmative Action

A Primer on Remedial Workplace Affirmative Action

When affirmative action makes headlines, it usually concerns a lawsuit challenging the race-conscious admissions process of a college or university...
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Implications for Corporate Governance Reform of the (Almost) First Food Delivery App Union

Implications for Corporate Governance Reform of the (Almost) First Food Delivery App Union

It was supposed to be the first union for food delivery app couriers in North America. In February 2020, the...
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New Poll: Americans See Big Power Imbalance in the Workplace

New Poll: Americans See Big Power Imbalance in the Workplace

As Covid-19 has terrified America these past two months, many essential workers -- grocery cashiers, meatpacking workers, warehouse workers, McDonald’s...
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Today’s News & Commentary—May 29, 2020

In response to mass unemployment during the COV-ID 19 crisis, some members of Congress are proposing a “return-to-work” payment to incentivize people to go back to work. Such a suggestion is being billed as a potential compromise in the midst of a largely partisan...

Today’s News & Commentary—May 28, 2020

Another 2.1 million unemployment claims have been filed in the U.S. since last Thursday, bringing total jobless to a whopping 40.7 million people—roughly one in every four American workers.  As the New York Times speculates, some of the latest claims may reflect...

Today’s News & Commentary—May 27, 2020

A group of Uber and Lyft drivers filed a lawsuit Monday against Governor Cuomo, the New York Department of Labor, and the New York Commissioner of Labor, alleging New York illegally failed to pay standard unemployment benefits to drivers in a timely manner during...

News & Commentary — May 26, 2020

In an attempt to circumvent drivers being classified as employees under Assembly Bill 5, rideshare companies have succeeded in gathering the signature necessary to add a ballot initiative to California's November 3 ballot that, if passed, would cement drivers'...

News & Commentary — May 25, 2020

While some companies have avoided layoffs by relying on "budget maneuvers," Work Share programs or by slashing executive compensation, many companies' efforts to improve their 'cost competitiveness' continue to take the form of mass layoffs and firings. Weight...

The Power of Collective Action

On May Day, workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Target went out on strike, primarily over health and safety concerns.  While the strikes garnered a lot of media attention, it’s not clear how many workers participated, and it does not appear that they have led to any...

Today’s News & Commentary—May 24, 2020

Things did not go as planned when Ford reopened its Dearborn, Michigan plant, which manufactures F-150 trucks, on Wednesday. The first shift that day, the first in two months, was cut short after a worker tested positive for coronavirus. Now the United Auto Workers...

Today’s News & Commentary—May 29, 2020

In response to mass unemployment during the COV-ID 19 crisis, some members of Congress are proposing a “return-to-work” payment to incentivize people to go back to work. Such a suggestion is being billed as a potential compromise in the midst of a largely partisan...

Today’s News & Commentary—May 28, 2020

Another 2.1 million unemployment claims have been filed in the U.S. since last Thursday, bringing total jobless to a whopping 40.7 million people—roughly one in every four American workers.  As the New York Times speculates, some of the latest claims may reflect...

Today’s News & Commentary—May 27, 2020

A group of Uber and Lyft drivers filed a lawsuit Monday against Governor Cuomo, the New York Department of Labor, and the New York Commissioner of Labor, alleging New York illegally failed to pay standard unemployment benefits to drivers in a timely manner during...

News & Commentary — May 26, 2020

In an attempt to circumvent drivers being classified as employees under Assembly Bill 5, rideshare companies have succeeded in gathering the signature necessary to add a ballot initiative to California's November 3 ballot that, if passed, would cement drivers'...

News & Commentary — May 25, 2020

While some companies have avoided layoffs by relying on "budget maneuvers," Work Share programs or by slashing executive compensation, many companies' efforts to improve their 'cost competitiveness' continue to take the form of mass layoffs and firings. Weight...

The Power of Collective Action

On May Day, workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Target went out on strike, primarily over health and safety concerns.  While the strikes garnered a lot of media attention, it’s not clear how many workers participated, and it does not appear that they have led to any...

Today’s News & Commentary—May 24, 2020

Things did not go as planned when Ford reopened its Dearborn, Michigan plant, which manufactures F-150 trucks, on Wednesday. The first shift that day, the first in two months, was cut short after a worker tested positive for coronavirus. Now the United Auto Workers...

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