Litigation Since Janus: A Preliminary Assessment

Litigation Since Janus: A Preliminary Assessment

After the Supreme Court announced in Janus that the First Amendment prohibits mandatory agency fees in the public sector, plaintiffs...
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On Labor Day, Millions Fall Through the Unemployment Safety Net

On Labor Day, Millions Fall Through the Unemployment Safety Net

Last week, on Labor Day, an estimated 8.9 million workers and their families lost federal unemployment benefits, and nearly three...
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The Strike Zone—September 13, 2021

The Strike Zone—September 13, 2021

With the wide distribution of the vaccine, new COVID-19 protocols negotiated by the professional leagues and their union counterparts are...
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Featured in Dems’ Newest Budget Draft: A Transformative Labor Law Proposal

Featured in Dems’ Newest Budget Draft: A Transformative Labor Law Proposal

Yesterday, Democrats on the House Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) released a completed draft for its part...
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Understanding the New NLRB General Counsel Memo on Remedies

Understanding the New NLRB General Counsel Memo on Remedies

Today, the National Labor Relations Board's General Counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo, released a highly relevant and impactful memo on the office's...
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With Apple Slack Ban, An Opportunity to Return to Purple Communications

With Apple Slack Ban, An Opportunity to Return to Purple Communications

On Tuesday, The Verge’s Zoë Schiffer reported that Apple blocked its employees from creating a Slack channel to discuss pay...
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Today’s News & Commentary — September 22, 2021

The United States could “plunge into an immediate recession,” according to one analysis released Tuesday by Moody’s Analytics, if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling this fall. The debt ceiling, first established in 1917 and raised more than 100 times since...

Litigation Since Janus: A Preliminary Assessment

After the Supreme Court announced in Janus that the First Amendment prohibits mandatory agency fees in the public sector, plaintiffs supported by right-to-work groups flooded the courts with related claims.  At the time, we feared that these plaintiffs, aided...

Today’s News & Commentary — September 21, 2021

The Gig Workers Collective is calling on customers to boycott the grocery delivery app Instacart amid what they say are all-time low levels of pay and working conditions after the installation of a new CEO—Fidji Simo—and ahead of Instacart's anticipated Initial...

Today’s News & Commentary — September 20, 2021

The weekend brought a number of developments in the evolving Senate negotiations over President Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget package.  On Sunday evening, the Senate Parliamentarian opined that a measure creating a pathway to citizenship for millions of...

Weekend News & Commentary — September 19, 2021

The Nabisco strike, which began more than five weeks ago in Portland and rapidly spread across the country, appears to be coming to a close. The striking workers, according to BCTGM, the union which represents them, voted “overwhelmingly” to ratify a tentative...

Today’s News and Commentary—9/17/21

Union leaders and the parent company of Nabisco (Mondelez International) reached a tentative agreement this week on a contract which, if agreed to by the workers, would end the five-week long strike by Nabisco workers. Nabisco workers in Portland, unionized with...

Today’s News & Commentary — September 22, 2021

The United States could “plunge into an immediate recession,” according to one analysis released Tuesday by Moody’s Analytics, if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling this fall. The debt ceiling, first established in 1917 and raised more than 100 times since...

Litigation Since Janus: A Preliminary Assessment

After the Supreme Court announced in Janus that the First Amendment prohibits mandatory agency fees in the public sector, plaintiffs supported by right-to-work groups flooded the courts with related claims.  At the time, we feared that these plaintiffs, aided...

Today’s News & Commentary — September 21, 2021

The Gig Workers Collective is calling on customers to boycott the grocery delivery app Instacart amid what they say are all-time low levels of pay and working conditions after the installation of a new CEO—Fidji Simo—and ahead of Instacart's anticipated Initial...

Today’s News & Commentary — September 20, 2021

The weekend brought a number of developments in the evolving Senate negotiations over President Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget package.  On Sunday evening, the Senate Parliamentarian opined that a measure creating a pathway to citizenship for millions of...

Weekend News & Commentary — September 19, 2021

The Nabisco strike, which began more than five weeks ago in Portland and rapidly spread across the country, appears to be coming to a close. The striking workers, according to BCTGM, the union which represents them, voted “overwhelmingly” to ratify a tentative...

Today’s News and Commentary—9/17/21

Union leaders and the parent company of Nabisco (Mondelez International) reached a tentative agreement this week on a contract which, if agreed to by the workers, would end the five-week long strike by Nabisco workers. Nabisco workers in Portland, unionized with...

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