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The Biggest Labor Developments of 2014 [Updated]

Published December 16th, 2014 -

This post has been updated below.  We’ll continue to update this post throughout the week with more input from leading labor voices. As our reader poll continues, we wanted to share the votes of some leading labor voices.  You can click here to add your ... More »

West African Workers Respond to Ebola

Published December 5th, 2014 -

The threat of the Ebola virus remains at large in Western Africa, and the disease is impacting healthcare workers in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. In early November, hundreds of health workers involved in treating Ebola patients went on strike at a clinic... More »

Privacy, Employment, and the Third Party Doctrine

Published April 3rd, 2014 -

Changes in technology are putting pressure on the constitutional rules that determine when law enforcement officers need a search warrant to gather information. One rule that seems particularly strained is the “third party doctrine,” which maintains that the p... More »

Robots and Labor (Continued)

Published January 24th, 2014 -

The Financial Times (behind paywall) reports on a speech by Google’s Eric Schmidt on the effects of robot technology on labor, in which Schmidt says: “There is quite a bit of research that middle class jobs that are relatively highly skilled are being automate... More »

Working at Wal-Mart, Part One: Wages and Benefits

Published November 19th, 2013 -

What is it like to work at America’s largest private employer? Wal-Mart’s labor and business practices matter deeply, not only for the ripple effects the company causes throughout the retail industry and the economy as a whole, but more directly, for the 1.3 m... More »