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What is Happening to French Labor Law?

Published July 13th, 2018 -

It has been a dramatic year for French unions.  On September 22, 2017 President Emmanuel Macron overhauled his country’s labor law by executive order. This was a major milestone for the young politician who had pledged to turn France into a “nation that thinks... More »

The Trump NLRB’s Administrative Law Problems

Published May 29th, 2018 -

One week last December, President Trump’s NLRB reversed five significant Board precedents.  It was the end of Board Chairman Phil Miscimarra’s term, and the Trump Administration had taken over less than a year before.  The reversals themselves weren’t surprisi... More »

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Ninth Circuit Puts the Brakes on Uber Unionization

Published May 23rd, 2018 -

On May 11, the Ninth Circuit dealt a blow to a Seattle city ordinance permitting Lyft and Uber drivers to unionize. However, the court’s ruling was not entirely unfavorable for “gig economy” workers. Lyft and Uber, along with other affected groups, challenged ... More »

State Constitutions and Protections for Workers

Published May 16th, 2018 -

In October of 1977, a group of attorneys walked out of the Supreme Court building, having extended a new constitutional right to millions of people. They, however, were not in Washington, DC, but instead were leaving Albany, having argued a case arising from t... More »

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Labor Organizing in Drag: You Better Work Together

Published May 10th, 2018 -

Over twenty-five years after the hit single “Supermodel (You Better Work)” launched RuPaul’s career, the drag queen and pop icon has found a second career as the host, lead judge, and executive producer of the VH1 reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race. Since the ser... More »

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Teachers’ Strikes: An Explainer

Published May 8th, 2018 -

For the past couple months, teachers’ strikes have featured prominently in national headlines.  The first of these high-profile strikes began on February 22, 2018 when teachers across the state went out on strike.  The strike, which protested low pay and high ... More »