Prop 22 Passes in California

Prop 22 Passes in California

With official results for the Presidential race still pending, California has passed Proposition 22, an exemption from California employment law that will allow Lyft...
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The D.C. Circuit Reminds Us How Hard it Will be to Restore the Right to Organize

The D.C. Circuit Reminds Us How Hard it Will be to Restore the Right to Organize

If Joe Biden wins the Presidential election and the Democrats win control of the Senate, then the Trump National Labor...
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Amy Coney Barrett and the Overconfidence and False Modesty of Textualism

Amy Coney Barrett and the Overconfidence and False Modesty of Textualism

Last week’s confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett contained all the elements you probably put on your 2020 SCOTUS...
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Amy Coney Barrett is as Anti-Worker as the Rest of Trump’s Judges

Amy Coney Barrett is as Anti-Worker as the Rest of Trump’s Judges

The media is giving so much attention to how the next Supreme Court Justice may affect the continued vitality of...
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Moving Beyond App Drivers: Exotic Dancers, a Gig Worker Success Story

Moving Beyond App Drivers: Exotic Dancers, a Gig Worker Success Story

The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule to expand the number of workers who businesses can classify as independent contractors...
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Organizing for Morality in High Tech – Part Three

Organizing for Morality in High Tech – Part Three

This is the final post in a series of three. Read part one and part two. Building on two previous...
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Today’s News & Commentary — November 24, 2020

Motherboard, a part of Vice, obtained access to over two dozen internal Amazon reports with a plethora of details about Amazon's spying and monitoring of labor activity in Europe and elsewhere. The report reveals a vast network of monitoring operations that have...

Weekend News & Commentary— Nov. 12, 2020

ProPublica released a groundbreaking investigation tracing a new chapter of COVID-19-realted “enhanced unemployment” benefits: clawbacks. Several states are pursuing repayment of benefits disbursed under the federal  “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” (“PUA”)...

Today’s News & Commentary — November 20, 2020

The pandemic is causing healthcare workers to leave the profession, the New York Times reports. According to the NYT report, many doctors and nurses are retiring early or seeking other work because of conditions created by the pandemic. Some are concerned for their...

Today’s News & Commentary — November 19, 2020

The National Treasury Employees Union, a large federal employee union, has published a series of labor recommendations for transition, entitled “United for America,” for President-elect Biden’s administration. In it, the union recommends that the new administration...

News & Commentary — November 18, 2020

According to ABC News, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued more than $2.8 million in fines and 204 citations to companies in the last few months. These fines cover various COVID-19 related worker protection violations including...

Today’s News & Commentary – November 17, 2020

We are in the eighth month of the pandemic and millions of people living in America are adjusting to the new normal. For undocumented immigrants in New York City, the new normal has been profoundly difficult. With the jobs they came to this country for eliminated,...

Today’s News & Commentary – November 16, 2020

The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that Biden’s Labor Department is likely to resort to Executive Action to implement his labor agenda should Republicans retain control of the Senate. Candidate Biden promised to empower American workers, raise the...

Today’s News & Commentary — November 24, 2020

Motherboard, a part of Vice, obtained access to over two dozen internal Amazon reports with a plethora of details about Amazon's spying and monitoring of labor activity in Europe and elsewhere. The report reveals a vast network of monitoring operations that have...

Weekend News & Commentary— Nov. 12, 2020

ProPublica released a groundbreaking investigation tracing a new chapter of COVID-19-realted “enhanced unemployment” benefits: clawbacks. Several states are pursuing repayment of benefits disbursed under the federal  “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” (“PUA”)...

Today’s News & Commentary — November 20, 2020

The pandemic is causing healthcare workers to leave the profession, the New York Times reports. According to the NYT report, many doctors and nurses are retiring early or seeking other work because of conditions created by the pandemic. Some are concerned for their...

Today’s News & Commentary — November 19, 2020

The National Treasury Employees Union, a large federal employee union, has published a series of labor recommendations for transition, entitled “United for America,” for President-elect Biden’s administration. In it, the union recommends that the new administration...

News & Commentary — November 18, 2020

According to ABC News, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued more than $2.8 million in fines and 204 citations to companies in the last few months. These fines cover various COVID-19 related worker protection violations including...

Today’s News & Commentary – November 17, 2020

We are in the eighth month of the pandemic and millions of people living in America are adjusting to the new normal. For undocumented immigrants in New York City, the new normal has been profoundly difficult. With the jobs they came to this country for eliminated,...

Today’s News & Commentary – November 16, 2020

The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that Biden’s Labor Department is likely to resort to Executive Action to implement his labor agenda should Republicans retain control of the Senate. Candidate Biden promised to empower American workers, raise the...

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