Public Transit: A Vehicle for Struggle

Public Transit: A Vehicle for Struggle

Investment in public transportation is a crucial step towards combatting climate change, reducing air pollution, addressing traffic congestion, and expanding...
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The Requirements for Notice of Termination and Just Cause in Canadian Employment Law

The Requirements for Notice of Termination and Just Cause in Canadian Employment Law

In a recent OnLabor post, Michael Migiel-Schwartz examined the growing movement to abolish at-will employment, the distinctly U.S. employment law...
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Essential Workers Did Not Ask to be “Heroes”

Essential Workers Did Not Ask to be “Heroes”

As the coronavirus pandemic finally, fitfully, draws to some sort of conclusion, the “essential worker” discourse that occupied headlines and...
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California’s FAST Act: A Promising Move Toward Sectoral Regulation

California’s FAST Act: A Promising Move Toward Sectoral Regulation

In the Clean Slate final report, we argued that a labor law designed to enable workers to build meaningful economic...
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Why Universal Basic Income is a Labor Issue

Why Universal Basic Income is a Labor Issue

Most associate the call for Universal Basic Income (UBI) with former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, whose proposal for a “freedom...
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Fight for Just Cause: Start Local, Force the Impossible

Fight for Just Cause: Start Local, Force the Impossible

In December New York City passed a law granting its 67,000 fast food workers “just cause” protections. The law, taking...
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Today’s News & Commentary — May 5, 2021

The Clean Slate for Worker Power released a series of reports on Tuesday providing in-depth analysis and explanation of key policy recommendations designed to achieve fundamental labor law reform. The exciting new reports focus primarily on developing sectoral...

Public Transit: A Vehicle for Struggle

Investment in public transportation is a crucial step towards combatting climate change, reducing air pollution, addressing traffic congestion, and expanding mobility. But how we design public transportation is also at stake. When we increase fares, slash services,...

Today’s News & Commentary — May 4, 2021

We begin today with a familiar face in an unfamiliar place; Sara Nelson was profiled by Fast Company for the business magazine’s cover story. Nelson – president of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) – was lauded as “workers’ great hope” who is “poised to...

Today’s News & Commentary—May 3, 2021

The New York Times published a recap and analysis of President Biden’s “multitrillion-dollar suite of economic proposals” aimed at reinforcing, and reconstructing, the American middle class.  The Administration, the Times reports, is capitalizing on rising...

Essential Workers Did Not Ask to be “Heroes”

As the coronavirus pandemic finally, fitfully, draws to some sort of conclusion, the “essential worker” discourse that occupied headlines and corporate advertisements for months is beginning to fade commensurately. The corporate executives, commentators,...

Weekend News & Commentary — May 2, 2021

Yesterday, in celebration of May Day – which, as the Chicago History Museum noted yesterday morning, was designated in 1889 by an international group of socialists and trade unionists, who formed the Marxist International Socialist Congress in Paris, as a day to...

Today’s News & Commentary — May 5, 2021

The Clean Slate for Worker Power released a series of reports on Tuesday providing in-depth analysis and explanation of key policy recommendations designed to achieve fundamental labor law reform. The exciting new reports focus primarily on developing sectoral...

Public Transit: A Vehicle for Struggle

Investment in public transportation is a crucial step towards combatting climate change, reducing air pollution, addressing traffic congestion, and expanding mobility. But how we design public transportation is also at stake. When we increase fares, slash services,...

Today’s News & Commentary — May 4, 2021

We begin today with a familiar face in an unfamiliar place; Sara Nelson was profiled by Fast Company for the business magazine’s cover story. Nelson – president of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) – was lauded as “workers’ great hope” who is “poised to...

Today’s News & Commentary—May 3, 2021

The New York Times published a recap and analysis of President Biden’s “multitrillion-dollar suite of economic proposals” aimed at reinforcing, and reconstructing, the American middle class.  The Administration, the Times reports, is capitalizing on rising...

Essential Workers Did Not Ask to be “Heroes”

As the coronavirus pandemic finally, fitfully, draws to some sort of conclusion, the “essential worker” discourse that occupied headlines and corporate advertisements for months is beginning to fade commensurately. The corporate executives, commentators,...

Weekend News & Commentary — May 2, 2021

Yesterday, in celebration of May Day – which, as the Chicago History Museum noted yesterday morning, was designated in 1889 by an international group of socialists and trade unionists, who formed the Marxist International Socialist Congress in Paris, as a day to...

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