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Friedrichs Rehearing Petition Denied

Published June 28th, 2016 -

Months after reaching a 4-4 tie in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the Supreme Court has denied the petitioners’ request for a rehearing. The Court waited until its final conference of the Term to vote on the petition, after postponing its decis... More »

Today's News & Commentary — May 24, 2016

Published May 24th, 2016 -

Nowadays, you can order a pizza by tweeting an emoji and have it delivered to you in a car equipped with a built-in pizza warmer. But technology hasn’t just changed the way that pizza arrives on your doorstep; apparently, it has changed the way that empl... More »

Today's News & Commentary — May 12, 2016

Published May 12th, 2016 -

According to a report published Wednesday by Oxfam America, workers in the U.S. poultry industry are under such pressure on the processing line that they are routinely denied bathroom breaks. As a result, some workers have taken to wearing diapers to make sure... More »

Today's News & Commentary — May 6, 2016

Published May 6th, 2016 -

Is consolidation coming to organized labor? As reported by the New York Times, two of the country’s largest unions — AFSCME and SEIU — are looking to coordinate their political campaigning, organizing, and bargaining efforts throughout the country. The plan co... More »

Today's News & Commentary — April 14, 2016

Published April 14th, 2016 -

Verizon workers took to the picket line yesterday, as their months-long contract dispute with the telecommunications conglomerate reached a head. Yet there may be more at stake than better wages and job security for the 36,000 striking workers. As Noam Scheibe... More »

Friedrichs Opinion

Published March 29th, 2016 -

In case you missed it, the Supreme Court has handed down a 4-4 affirmance of the lower court’s opinion in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. The Court’s 1977 opinion in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education thus remains good law, and publ... More »

Today's News & Commentary — March 17, 2016

Published March 17th, 2016 -

How might — and how should — a Supreme Court including Merrick Garland rule in labor and employment cases? For analysis of Chief Judge Garland’s labor decisions and positions, see here. For one commentator’s view of how the next Justice should approach judicia... More »

Today's News & Commentary — March 16, 2016

Published March 16th, 2016 -

As graduate students, adjunct faculty members, and other university community members increasingly seek to unionize, the experiences of University of California employees may give pause to those who are currently organizing at public colleges and universities.... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — March 12–13, 2016

Published March 13th, 2016 -

While the NLRB gears up to reconsider its previous position that graduate students are not entitled to organize under the National Labor Relations Act, unionization efforts are already underway at an increasing number of universities. Lydia DePillis of the Was... More »

Today's News & Commentary — March 3, 2016

Published March 3rd, 2016 -

Want to make sure that the employer who just hired you as a day laborer won’t cheat you out of your pay? There’s an app for that. The New York Times reports that day laborers and worker advocacy organizations have collaborated to create Jornalero, ... More »

Today's News & Commentary — February 18, 2016

Published February 18th, 2016 -

What should the Supreme Court do with Friedrichs now that only eight Justices remain on the bench? If it were up to the Center for Individual Rights — which, along with Michael Carvin of Jones Day, represents the Friedrichs petitioners — the Court would rehear... More »