June 26th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — June 26, 2019

Published June 26th, 2019 -

Wayfair employees are walking out today to protest the furniture company’s contacts with the contractors running child internment camps on the border. Wayfair workers learned that the company placed a $200,000 furniture order with BCFS, a federal contractor that runs immigrant detention camps, for a facility housing 3,000 migrant children […] More »

June 25th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — June 25, 2019

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Yesterday the Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to a Los Angeles regulation that requires airline service providers at Los Angeles International Airport to enter into “labor peace agreements” with any employee organization that requests one. Petitioners had argued that the Ninth Circuit decision upholding the regulation had radically […] More »

June 24th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — June 24, 2019

Published June 24th, 2019 -

Following a ten-month grassroots campaign led by the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance (PDWA) and supported by over forty unions and community organizations, the Philadelphia City Council introduced a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights last Thursday.  If passed, this bill would guarantee written contracts; minimum wage; overtime; paid time off and […] More »

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More Epic Fall Out: Your Lawsuit or Your Job

Published June 24th, 2019 -

Last year, Ben and I flagged concerns about the breadcrumbs that the Supreme Court dropped in its opinion in Epic Systems v. Lewis on the path to narrowing the National Labor Relations Act’s protection for concerted activity.... More »

June 23rd, 2019

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Weekend News & Commentary— June 23, 2019

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  Southern California grocery store workers, represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 135, plan to vote Monday on whether to authorize a strike against several SoCal grocery chains due to stalling contract negotiations. The union, representing 46,000 workers, reports that the negotiations are focused primarily on […] More »

June 21st, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — June 21, 2019

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This week, Democratic Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders floated support for decriminalizing sex work, joining Cory Booker, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and long-shot candidate Mike Gravel, who even lists decriminalization as a platform priority on his website (or, at least, the Gravel teens did). In March, Senator Harris […] More »

June 20th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — June 20, 2019

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Two decades after its introduction, the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act passed both the New York State Assembly and Senate yesterday.  The bill guarantees farmworkers collective bargaining rights, workers’ compensation, and unemployment benefits, and also provides for overtime pay for work in excess of 60 hours a week.  Governor Cuomo […] More »

The Uber/Lyft "Workers' Association" Debate

Published June 19th, 2019

Law and Politics in Employee Classification

Published April 30th, 2019

Uber's $100b IPO

Published April 12th, 2019

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