Law. Workers. Organizing.
An experiment with a four-day workweek begins in Germany
L.A. Times Guild plans a walkout; dissent in Teamsters after union president meets with Trump; and a drop in average weekly work hours.
SpaceX files a lawsuit contending the NLRB violates the Constitution
The unemployment rate falls in November; Governor Newsom reconsiders $25/hour minimum wage for healthcare workers; Apple faces labor challenge in India; former labor leader convicted
President Biden addresses autoworkers; Kaiser Permanente workers ratify contract; California farmworkers unionize; NYC cleaners prepare for strike; and Cornell graduate students unionize.
The NLRB issues its final rule for determining joint-employer status
Kaiser Permanente reaches a tentative agreement with 75,000 workers, SF public school teachers authorize a strike, and Michigan law allows retired teachers to go back to work while still collecting retirement benefits
Starbucks is found to violate labor law on a national scale; NYC minimum wage rule for food delivery workers expected to take effect; Supreme Court to weigh in on transportation exemption to Federal Arbitration Act
United Auto Workers strike against the Big Three
AI ignites competing narratives about Luddites; striking actors and writers demand probe into entertainment industry consolidation; NLRB broadens scope of protected concerted activities; UAW alleges General Motors and Stellantis are not fulfilling their duty to bargain