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What Detroit’s Bankruptcy Plan Means for City Employees

Published March 6th, 2014 -

Background Last summer, Detroit filed for bankruptcy under chapter 9 of bankruptcy code.  This seldom-used provision offers federal ground rules for the City to restructure its $18 billion debt.  Detroit hopes to exit chapter 9 by getting judicial approval of ... More »

Roundup of Reactions to Oral Argument in NLRB v. Noel Canning

Published January 14th, 2014 -

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning.  The much-anticipated case concerns the scope of the President’s “Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate . . . .” As Ali... More »

Shutdown Update: How Are Workers Faring?

Published October 11th, 2013 -

The federal government has been shut down for two weeks, and it is having major impacts on workers. Perhaps the most immediate concern, as the Miami Herald notes, is that Friday marks the first “post-shutdown paydays . . . for a large chunk of the federa... More »

Cory Booker and Labor

Published September 26th, 2013 -

Josh Eidelson at Salon has a good piece about Newark’s paid sick leave bill and the question of Cory Booker’s support for the legislation.  We’ve covered Booker’s relationship with labor – and the teachers’ unions in particular – here. More »