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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 »