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Olympic Athletes Explore Collective Power Options

Published May 9th, 2019 -

In February, the Athlete’s Advisory Council, a group composed of US Olympic athletes, met with the United States Olympic Committee. The AAC presented a new idea to increase athletes’ voice and power within the USOC: unionization. But unionization is not the AA... More »

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So Much for the Concern About “Micro-Units”

Published March 7th, 2019 -

When Donald Trump was elected, one of the top priorities for the Chamber of Commerce at the NLRB was to overturn the Specialty Healthcare decision that clarified the test for determining when a union’s proposed bargaining unit must include an additional group ... More »

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The WNBA’s Glass Ceiling

Published February 27th, 2019 -

Since its inception as the best women’s basketball league in the world, the WNBA has been on a mission to empower young girls and women. WNBA teams pursue this mission through specific team-wide programs, such as the Atlanta Dream’s Inspiring Women campaign. A... More »

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Cross Border Reflections on the Future of Labor Law Reform

Published January 2nd, 2019 -

U.S. labor law professors have long looked north of the border for ideas on how to breathe new life into the ‘ossified’ National Labor Relations Act. This outward gaze was inspired by Paul Weiler, Canada’s greatest labor law export, who moved to Harvard Law Sc... More »

 

Weekend News & Commentary — August 25–26, 2018

Published August 26th, 2018 -

On Saturday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a series of President Trump’s executive orders.  Jackson ruled that boosting federal agencies’ firing rights would deny collective bargaining rights for ... More »

 

Today’s News & Commentary — July 20, 2018

Published July 20th, 2018 -

For the discriminatory loss of early retirement benefits, the New York State Nurses Association has won a $20.8 million-dollar settlement from New York City.  The city repeatedly denied requests from the Assoc. to classify nursing as a “physically taxing” job,... More »

 

Weekend News & Commentary — July 14–15, 2018

Published July 15th, 2018 -

The Fifth Circuit recently ruled that the fast-food chain In-N-Out Burger violated the National Labor Relations Act when it prohibited employees from wearing  “fight for 15” buttons at work.  Amanda Healey wore a quarter-sized button in April of 2015, and a co... More »