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Weekend News & Commentary — July 15-16, 2017

Published July 16th, 2017 -

On Wednesday, nurses at Tufts Medical Center went on strike.  This marks the first nurses’ strike in Boston in over 30 years and, according to the union, the largest in Boston’s history.  Approximately 1,200 members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association part... More »

More Labor Nominees and Appointments

Published June 23rd, 2017 -

The pace of nominations and appointments to the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and other federal labor agencies is expected to continue to accelerate.  Following the nominations earlier this week of Marvin Kaplan to the NLRB and Patrick P... More »

You Call That a Hearing?

Published June 22nd, 2017 -

The Republicans have rightly been criticized for refusing to hold hearings on their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but even when they do hold Congressional hearings, the only benefit to the public is to reveal how little they seem to care about fact-f... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 22, 2017

Published June 22nd, 2017 -

In an effort to reduce the gender pay gap, Delaware has enacted a law prohibiting employers from screening applicants based on salary history.  In doing so, Delaware joins Massachusetts, Oregon, New York City, and Philadelphia.  Philadelphia’s ordinance is und... More »

Expanding the Workers’ Bill of Rights

Published May 31st, 2017 -

I recently proposed a Workers’ Bill of Rights, and invited others to respond with suggestions for other rights that should be included.  I did receive some helpful comments, and in response I would propose adding three additional rights to the ones I had previ... More »

How Bad Could it Get (Legally)?

Published May 26th, 2017 -

It’s a good moment to think creatively and expansively about how to revitalize the U.S. labor movement.  This important work is underway, with contributions from academics, labor lawyers, union organizers, and others.  Substantive debates about the futur... More »

Pensions v 401(k)s: An Illinois Case Study

Published May 26th, 2017 -

Illinois’ pension liability is estimated to stand at more than $130 billion.  The reason behind Illinois’ ever-growing pension liability is one of debate.  Some attribute the deficit to legislators voting on pension bills they didn’t fully understand.  Others ... More »

Sign of the Times?

Published May 25th, 2017 -

Notable that as commentators in the U.S. call for a move from enterprise to sectoral-level bargaining, relying in part on the the French example, France’s new President wants his country to move from sectoral to enterprise-level bargaining. More »

Workers Need a Bill of Rights

Published May 24th, 2017 -

Except for about a month in the summer of 2009 when the Democrats had 60 votes in the Senate, for the entire twenty-first century any proposal to substantially increase workers’ rights at the national level has had to be prefaced by the comment that, “of cours... More »

Alito on Work-Life Balance

Published May 22nd, 2017 -

In an interview published last week in Seminarian Casual, Justice Alito offered some important remarks about work-life balance.  Asked how he has managed to balance “work and family life,” Alito answered: I have been fortunate to have jobs that all... More »