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What’s Next For Labor Law Reform?

Published March 3rd, 2020 -

A version of this article was originally published by The Century Foundation. Labor law reform is having a renaissance, and not a minute too late. For starters, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act—a bill that, if ... More »

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Sectoral Bargaining on the Ballot

Published February 19th, 2020 - and

During this Democratic primary season, there has been much focus on what divides the candidates – who is for Medicare for All and who is for Medicare for anyone who wants it, who is for a Green New Deal and who is for a carbon tax, who wants structural change ... More »

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Dissent in Exile: UPS, 369 NLRB No. 1 (December 23, 2019)

Published January 7th, 2020 -

In the new Board’s first decision of the post-McFerran era, United Parcel Service, Inc., 369 NLRB No. 1 (2019), the Board’s three Republican members overturn yet another Obama Board decision. This time, the Republican-only Board has taken on arbitral deferral ... More »

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What Labor Law Teaches Us About Trump’s Defenses

Published December 20th, 2019 -

Two of the key talking points Republicans in the House of Representatives repeated endlessly in defense of Donald Trump were that Trump did not directly threaten Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the July 25th telephone call, and Zelensky later said... 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 »

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Héctor Figueroa: An Appreciation

Published July 20th, 2019 -

Héctor Figueroa died last week at the tragically young age of 57.  I had the good fortune to work with Héctor for the past seventeen years, and to watch him grow into a truly inspiring leader.  For the past seven years Héctor was President of SEIU Local 32BJ, ... More »

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Sectoral Approach for Domestic Workers

Published July 16th, 2019 -

This week, Senator Kamala Harris and Representative Pramila Jayapal introduced the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (HR 3760 and S 2112).  The bill provides a number of important protections for domestic workers.  The bill corrects several historical e... More »