Clean Slate and the Future of Labor Law Reform

Clean Slate and the Future of Labor Law Reform

One year ago, we released our Clean Slate for Worker Power report. The report opened by invoking the idea that...
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ACS Essays on New Policy Possibilities

ACS Essays on New Policy Possibilities

As Biden-Harris inauguration banners (finally) go up at the White House, ACS is out with a collection of essays titled...
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A Legal Challenge Against Racist Labor Exclusions Finds Life in Washington

A Legal Challenge Against Racist Labor Exclusions Finds Life in Washington

On November 5th the Washington Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that dairy workers are eligible for overtime pay....
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Prop 22 Passes in California

Prop 22 Passes in California

With official results for the Presidential race still pending, California has passed Proposition 22, an exemption from California employment law that will allow Lyft...
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The D.C. Circuit Reminds Us How Hard it Will be to Restore the Right to Organize

The D.C. Circuit Reminds Us How Hard it Will be to Restore the Right to Organize

If Joe Biden wins the Presidential election and the Democrats win control of the Senate, then the Trump National Labor...
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Amy Coney Barrett and the Overconfidence and False Modesty of Textualism

Amy Coney Barrett and the Overconfidence and False Modesty of Textualism

Last week’s confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett contained all the elements you probably put on your 2020 SCOTUS...
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Today’s News & Commentary—January 22, 2021

Last week, according to the Department of Labor (DOL), 900,000 people filed for state unemployment assistance. While the number of new claims did decrease by 26,000, many economists note that these “claims continue to show a job market unable to progress further as...

Today’s News & Commentary— January 21, 2021

Yesterday marked a momentous occasion in the nation's history, as former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris were inaugurated president and vice president, respectively. Shortly after their swearing in, President Biden wasted little time carrying out...

Today’s News & Commentary— January 20, 2021

Today is the inauguration of President Joe Biden, whose candidacy has been supported by union leaders and worker advocates as a turning point for the labor movement. President Biden previously unveiled plans to implement a $15 national minimum wage, pass the...

Today’s News & Commentary — January 19, 2021

Jeanna Smialek of The New York Times recently analyzed the changing economic philosophy underlying Biden administration plans to return the job market back to low unemployment. Smialek looked at Biden's appointments and statements from upcoming Biden administration...

Weekend News & Commentary—January 17, 2021

Some 6,000 front-line workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama will vote by mail in February and March on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, the NLRB said Friday. The NLRB rejected Amazon’s push to hold the election...

Today’s News & Commentary – January 15, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan on Thursday, 6 days before his inauguration. Biden’s “American Rescue Plan,” which Biden’s transition team called “ambitious, but achievable” is designed to stimulate the struggling economy,...

Today’s News & Commentary—January 22, 2021

Last week, according to the Department of Labor (DOL), 900,000 people filed for state unemployment assistance. While the number of new claims did decrease by 26,000, many economists note that these “claims continue to show a job market unable to progress further as...

Today’s News & Commentary— January 21, 2021

Yesterday marked a momentous occasion in the nation's history, as former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris were inaugurated president and vice president, respectively. Shortly after their swearing in, President Biden wasted little time carrying out...

Today’s News & Commentary— January 20, 2021

Today is the inauguration of President Joe Biden, whose candidacy has been supported by union leaders and worker advocates as a turning point for the labor movement. President Biden previously unveiled plans to implement a $15 national minimum wage, pass the...

Today’s News & Commentary — January 19, 2021

Jeanna Smialek of The New York Times recently analyzed the changing economic philosophy underlying Biden administration plans to return the job market back to low unemployment. Smialek looked at Biden's appointments and statements from upcoming Biden administration...

Weekend News & Commentary—January 17, 2021

Some 6,000 front-line workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama will vote by mail in February and March on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, the NLRB said Friday. The NLRB rejected Amazon’s push to hold the election...

Today’s News & Commentary – January 15, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan on Thursday, 6 days before his inauguration. Biden’s “American Rescue Plan,” which Biden’s transition team called “ambitious, but achievable” is designed to stimulate the struggling economy,...

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