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This May Be the Worst Trump NLRB Decision Yet

Published August 28th, 2019 -

If you rank the Trump National Labor Relations Board decisions by multiplying poor reasoning by impact of the ruling, the decision issued last week in Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation may be the worst one yet. Bexar involves the rights of employe... More »

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Storm Clouds on the Horizon

Published August 12th, 2019 -

The upcoming Supreme Court term is already brimming with consequential employment law issues on its argument docket.  But fair warning: There is little promise that the Court’s treatment of these issues will advance the cause of workplace justice or please cur... More »

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Héctor and Me

Published July 24th, 2019 -

I first met Héctor Figueroa in the late 1980s. I was a young labor lawyer based in New York but traveling all over the South working on organizing campaigns (the NLRB kind, if you can remember back that far).  Héctor was a young staffer in the Research Departm... More »

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Remembering Héctor Figueroa

Published July 23rd, 2019 -

Héctor Figueroa hired me into my first job in the labor movement. In 2000, he and a new leadership team began at SEIU Local 32BJ, the massive building services union centered in New York City. Héctor was initially the Secretary-Treasurer (essentially the third... More »

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Sleeping to the Top: Recognizing a Sex-Based Stereotype

Published July 8th, 2019 -

In February, the Fourth Circuit ruled on Parker v. Reema Consulting Services., holding that rumors in the workplace that a female manager received a series of promotions because she was sleeping with a male manager constituted sexual harassment under Title VII... More »