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The Trump NLRB’s Stealth Blow Against Campus Solidarity

Published November 19th, 2019 -

The Trump NLRB is receiving comments on its proposed rule to exclude university teaching and research assistants who are also graduate students from the coverage of the National Labor Relations Act.  That proposal has generated a fair amount of media coverage ... More »

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Labor Law Should Encourage Short Strikes

Published November 4th, 2019 -

Now that the General Motors strike is over, it’s a good time to reflect on how a recent Trump NLRB decision creates perverse incentives to unnecessarily prolong strikes.   In July, in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., without any meaningful analysis, the Trump NLRB membe... More »

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Commentary Round-up for Bostock and Harris Oral Arguments

Published October 10th, 2019 -

On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a group of cases that will determine whether Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination because of sex extends to discrimination because of sexual orientation and gender identity.  The unifying theme was... More »

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Trump’s Own NLRB May Doom His Re-election Chances

Published September 24th, 2019 -

In 2016, Donald Trump was able to win Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin in part by promising that he would care about the needs of regular working people.  But as 2020 approaches, Trump’s appointees to the National Labor Relations Board are making it much ... More »

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The Trump NLRB is in a Hurry to Rewrite Labor Law

Published September 17th, 2019 -

Donald Trump’s appointees on the National Labor Relations Board seem to have come to the conclusion that he’s going to be a one-term President, so they are racing as fast as they can to chip away at workers’ rights.  A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post nomina... More »