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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Weekend News & Commentary—November 15, 2020

Union organizers may lose the ability to reach farmworkers on their work premises. The United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Cedar Point Nursery vs. Hassid to consider whether a California regulation that entitles organizers to enter agricultural...

Today’s News & Commentary—November 13, 2020

With the number of coronavirus cases mounting, many American workers, faced with continued uncertainty, are looking to Congress for additional assistance. Yet, as Mackenzie reported on Monday, so far, legislators have been unable to reach an agreement about what...

Today’s News & Commentary—November 12, 2020

Unemployment claims dropped but held steady overall this past week, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning.  Around 709,000 Americans filed first-time claims within the past seven days, on top of roughly 300,000 additional claims for Pandemic...

Today’s News & Commentary—November 11, 2020

As the Biden transition team gets to work, speculation is churning over potential candidates for Labor Secretary. President-elect Biden may meet significant resistance to his cabinet nominations depending on the makeup of the Senate following the Georgia runoff...

Today’s News & Commentary — November 10, 2020

In anticipation of the coming Biden presidency, Edward Segal, writing for Forbes, examined Biden's labor plan to see what he can accomplish through solely executive action and what needs congressional approval. Of the reforms listed on Biden's plan, the ones he can...

Weekend News & Commentary— November 8, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden’s victory promises to reshape American policy and regulatory priorities throughout the administrative state.This weekend, BloombergLaw outlined some anticipated reforms for the incoming Department of Labor. Most pressing across the federal...

Today’s News & Commentary – November 6, 2020

The Washington Supreme Court held Thursday that the state’s dairy workers are entitled to overtime pay if they work over 40 hours a week — a landmark labor ruling that will likely extend to the rest of the state’s agriculture industry.  For the past 60 years, state...

Weekend News & Commentary—November 15, 2020

Union organizers may lose the ability to reach farmworkers on their work premises. The United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Cedar Point Nursery vs. Hassid to consider whether a California regulation that entitles organizers to enter agricultural...

Today’s News & Commentary—November 13, 2020

With the number of coronavirus cases mounting, many American workers, faced with continued uncertainty, are looking to Congress for additional assistance. Yet, as Mackenzie reported on Monday, so far, legislators have been unable to reach an agreement about what...

Today’s News & Commentary—November 12, 2020

Unemployment claims dropped but held steady overall this past week, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning.  Around 709,000 Americans filed first-time claims within the past seven days, on top of roughly 300,000 additional claims for Pandemic...

Today’s News & Commentary—November 11, 2020

As the Biden transition team gets to work, speculation is churning over potential candidates for Labor Secretary. President-elect Biden may meet significant resistance to his cabinet nominations depending on the makeup of the Senate following the Georgia runoff...

Today’s News & Commentary — November 10, 2020

In anticipation of the coming Biden presidency, Edward Segal, writing for Forbes, examined Biden's labor plan to see what he can accomplish through solely executive action and what needs congressional approval. Of the reforms listed on Biden's plan, the ones he can...

Weekend News & Commentary— November 8, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden’s victory promises to reshape American policy and regulatory priorities throughout the administrative state.This weekend, BloombergLaw outlined some anticipated reforms for the incoming Department of Labor. Most pressing across the federal...

Today’s News & Commentary – November 6, 2020

The Washington Supreme Court held Thursday that the state’s dairy workers are entitled to overtime pay if they work over 40 hours a week — a landmark labor ruling that will likely extend to the rest of the state’s agriculture industry.  For the past 60 years, state...

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