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Today’s News & Commentary — November 13, 2019

Published November 13th, 2019 -

A former McDonald’s employee is suing the company for its pervasive culture of sexual harassment. Plaintiff Jenna Ries alleges that she was frequently harassed by her manager while working at a McDonald’s in Mason, Michigan b... More »

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News & Commentary — Nov 12, 2019

Published November 12th, 2019 -

Yesterday, workers at Hearst Magazines announced plans to form a union with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Union organizers told The Daily Beast that they spent over a year building support across 24 Hearst-owned ... More »

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News & Commentary — Nov 11, 2019

Published November 11th, 2019 -

Mental health care workers at Kaiser Permanente decided to postpone their planned strike when the company’s CEO Bernard Tyson passed away yesterday. Tyson was 60 years old and passed in his sleep. The strike was planned... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary — Nov 10, 2019

Published November 10th, 2019 -

The “shoppers” who complete Instacart grocery delivery orders went on strike this week, alleging significant problems with the app’s structure that are familiar throughout the gig economy. As independent contractors, the shop... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 8, 2019

Published November 8th, 2019 -

Staff at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a historic civil rights organization headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, are forming a union. Yesterday, the News Guild, an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America, deliv... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 7, 2019

Published November 7th, 2019 -

On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit held that government employees who paid agency fees to public sector unions cannot recover fees collected prior to the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME.  The plaintiff in Tuesda... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—November 6, 2019

Published November 6th, 2019 -

On Tuesday, Harvard’s graduate student union announced that it will strike if the University fails to agree to what the union deems a fair contract agreement by December 3, the final day of classes for the fall semester. In a... More »

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Labor Law Should Encourage Short Strikes

Published November 4th, 2019 -

Now that the General Motors strike is over, it’s a good time to reflect on how a recent Trump NLRB decision creates perverse incentives to unnecessarily prolong strikes.   In July, in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., without any meanin... More »

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