Lessons from my time in the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau’s Wage and Hour Practice

Lessons from my time in the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau’s Wage and Hour Practice

When I was in 4th grade I was elected Treasurer of the Kiwanis Kids Club where I was in charge...
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Connecticut Nursing Home Workers Reach Tentative Deal

Connecticut Nursing Home Workers Reach Tentative Deal

Shortly after we published a post on the Connecticut Governor’s decision to call up members of the National Guard, nursing home workers...
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When the National Guard is Preempted (by the National Labor Relations Act)

When the National Guard is Preempted (by the National Labor Relations Act)

As Salon reports, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has issued an order calling up the National Guard in response to the coming strike...
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Democracy in the Union Movement

Democracy in the Union Movement

By clawing back a degree of worker autonomy from the rule of corporations, labor unions offer a glimpse, and a...
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At-will employment is a pandemic tragedy for older workers

At-will employment is a pandemic tragedy for older workers

Carlos has dark brown hair parted neatly to the side, glasses over wise brown eyes, and arms folded over a...
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Is Now the Time for American Ghent?

Is Now the Time for American Ghent?

The coronavirus pandemic has thrust America’s flawed unemployment system into the policymaking spotlight.  As millions of Americans lost jobs at...
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Today’s News & Commentary—May 14, 2021

The number of initial state unemployment claims decreased by 34,000 last week, resulting in a weekly adjusted total of 473,000 claims. Despite this sign that the labor market is beginning to heal, economists are nonetheless worried. For certain industries, job...

Today’s News & Commentary — May 12, 2021

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), announced that members had voted to advance three nominees for labor-policy posts in the Biden Administration.  The Committee voted 14-8 in favor of the nomination of...

Democracy in the Union Movement

By clawing back a degree of worker autonomy from the rule of corporations, labor unions offer a glimpse, and a promise, of working-class emancipation and self-determination. In an economic system characterized by private ownership and immense concentrations of...

Today’s News & Commentary — May 11, 2021

At a business-journalism conference yesterday, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh spoke out strongly against worker misclassification. Secretary Walsh referred to misclassifying gig workers as one of the "most serious issues" undermining the economy, denying workers...

Today’s News & Commentary — May 10, 2021

Nikita yesterday joined a flurry of voices commenting on the "labor shortage" reported by American businesses — especially the restaurant industry. In support of the Chamber of Commerce's call for a repeal of supplemental unemployment benefits, Republican Sen....

Today’s News & Commentary—May 14, 2021

The number of initial state unemployment claims decreased by 34,000 last week, resulting in a weekly adjusted total of 473,000 claims. Despite this sign that the labor market is beginning to heal, economists are nonetheless worried. For certain industries, job...

Today’s News & Commentary — May 12, 2021

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), announced that members had voted to advance three nominees for labor-policy posts in the Biden Administration.  The Committee voted 14-8 in favor of the nomination of...

Democracy in the Union Movement

By clawing back a degree of worker autonomy from the rule of corporations, labor unions offer a glimpse, and a promise, of working-class emancipation and self-determination. In an economic system characterized by private ownership and immense concentrations of...

Today’s News & Commentary — May 11, 2021

At a business-journalism conference yesterday, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh spoke out strongly against worker misclassification. Secretary Walsh referred to misclassifying gig workers as one of the "most serious issues" undermining the economy, denying workers...

Today’s News & Commentary — May 10, 2021

Nikita yesterday joined a flurry of voices commenting on the "labor shortage" reported by American businesses — especially the restaurant industry. In support of the Chamber of Commerce's call for a repeal of supplemental unemployment benefits, Republican Sen....

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