Organizing for Morality in High Tech – Part One

Organizing for Morality in High Tech – Part One

This is the first post in a series of three. Check back tomorrow and Friday for part two and part...
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Peter Robb’s Vacuous Attack on Voluntary Recognition Agreements

Peter Robb’s Vacuous Attack on Voluntary Recognition Agreements

Thanks to Donald Trump and Republican Senators, Peter Robb is the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, the...
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Martinez-Cuevas: Reckoning with Labor Law’s Racist Roots

Martinez-Cuevas: Reckoning with Labor Law’s Racist Roots

The Washington Supreme Court is currently deliberating a case that could have major economic effects for our most vulnerable workers...
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Uber’s Flexibility Myth: Reprise

Uber’s Flexibility Myth: Reprise

As Uber has done countless times before, it argued in a recent NYT op-ed that the firm can't possibly classify...
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The Pitfalls of Uber and Lyft as Franchisors

The Pitfalls of Uber and Lyft as Franchisors

Uber and Lyft are in the early stages of discussions to possibly turn many of their California drivers into employees. ...
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Yet Another Reason Why We Need a Clean Slate for Labor Law

Yet Another Reason Why We Need a Clean Slate for Labor Law

If there is a silver lining in the efforts of Donald Trump’s appointees to crank out as many anti-worker decisions...
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Today’s News & Commentary—September 22, 2020

In a potentially significant win for workers rights amid the pandemic, a social worker in Massachusetts got a court order barring their employer from forcing them to work in person. Gabriel Peeples, who uses they/them pronouns, sought to work from home as a...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 21, 2020

The US Labor Department is preparing to release a new federal framework for worker classification. As Bloomberg reports, DOL received approval from the White House regulatory office to publish the proposed rule in the Federal Registrar for public comment. The rule...

Weekend News & Commentary—September 20, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. The Supreme Court justice fought for equality for women, including workplace equality both in and out of the legal profession. The Washington Post and The New York Times review some highlights. As an advocate, Justice Ginsburg led a...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 17, 2020

Another 860,000 Americans filed for unemployment this week. The total number of filings now stands at 12.628 million, slightly down from last week's 13.385 active claims. As the Center for American Progress reports, about 12 million of the roughly 50 million...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 16, 2020

The House Committee on Education and Labor issued a subpoena to the National Labor Relations Board for records about potential conflicts of interest, The Washington Post reports. The Committee is specifically concerned with conflicts involving William Emanuel, an...

Today’s News & Commentary — September 15, 2020

In response to the University of Michigan's Graduate Employees' Organization voting to extend their strike by five days, the University of Michigan has filed a request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the strike. The GEO has been...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 22, 2020

In a potentially significant win for workers rights amid the pandemic, a social worker in Massachusetts got a court order barring their employer from forcing them to work in person. Gabriel Peeples, who uses they/them pronouns, sought to work from home as a...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 21, 2020

The US Labor Department is preparing to release a new federal framework for worker classification. As Bloomberg reports, DOL received approval from the White House regulatory office to publish the proposed rule in the Federal Registrar for public comment. The rule...

Weekend News & Commentary—September 20, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. The Supreme Court justice fought for equality for women, including workplace equality both in and out of the legal profession. The Washington Post and The New York Times review some highlights. As an advocate, Justice Ginsburg led a...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 18, 2020

As the unemployment rate remains high, workers across the nation are beginning to receive retroactive relief from the Lost Wages Assistance Program. Under the framework, states are using grants apportioned from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA)...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 17, 2020

Another 860,000 Americans filed for unemployment this week. The total number of filings now stands at 12.628 million, slightly down from last week's 13.385 active claims. As the Center for American Progress reports, about 12 million of the roughly 50 million...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 16, 2020

The House Committee on Education and Labor issued a subpoena to the National Labor Relations Board for records about potential conflicts of interest, The Washington Post reports. The Committee is specifically concerned with conflicts involving William Emanuel, an...

Today’s News & Commentary — September 15, 2020

In response to the University of Michigan's Graduate Employees' Organization voting to extend their strike by five days, the University of Michigan has filed a request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the strike. The GEO has been...

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