Employers and Legislators Eye Child Labor as the Answer to the Labor Shortage

Employers and Legislators Eye Child Labor as the Answer to the Labor Shortage

Recently, the Wisconsin Senate voted to approve a law that would allow employers to keep teenage workers at work longer,...
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The Labor Movement and Housing: Long-Lost Friends

The Labor Movement and Housing: Long-Lost Friends

The looming eviction crisis that had been avoided by the federal eviction moratorium is expected to come crashing down on...
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The Strike Zone—November 22, 2021

The Strike Zone—November 22, 2021

One need not look far to identify the toxic workplace cultures that seem to inevitably exist among professional sports organizations....
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Hidden in the Infrastructure Bill: Interstate Teen Driving of Commercial Semi-Trucks

Hidden in the Infrastructure Bill: Interstate Teen Driving of Commercial Semi-Trucks

The House has finally passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. Among many other things, it promises spending on road...
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Taxi Drivers Fought the City. They Won.

Taxi Drivers Fought the City. They Won.

Amidst a surge in collective action by workers at large companies such as John Deere, Kellogg’s, Warrior Met, etc. in...
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California’s Garment Worker Protection Act Serves as a Victory Against Rampant Wage Theft and Signals a Call for Accountability in All Supply Chains

California’s Garment Worker Protection Act Serves as a Victory Against Rampant Wage Theft and Signals a Call for Accountability in All Supply Chains

On September 27th, California became the first state to require hourly pay—as opposed to piece-rate pay—for garment workers, thus ensuring...
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Taxi Drivers Fought the City. They Won.

Amidst a surge in collective action by workers at large companies such as John Deere, Kellogg’s, Warrior Met, etc. in what has been named “Striketober.,” organized labor won an important victory in the streets of our nation’s largest city. This November, after 46...

Today’s News & Commentary — November 17, 2021

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, won the lottery to hear the consolidation of thirty-four petitions filed by more than two dozen Republican attorneys general, industry groups, corporations, and labor...

Today’s News & Commentary — November 16, 2021

A potential strike by IATSE—which would have been the largest in this country since 2007—has officially been averted as below-the-line workers in the television and films industries have ratified the Basic Agreement and Area Standards Agreement (ASA). Because IATSE...

Today’s News & Commentary—November 15, 2021

This week, the House Judiciary Committee will hear testimony about “how forced arbitration keeps victims of sexual violence and sexual harassment in the shadows.”  As Bloomberg Law reports, despite widespread acknowledgement of the unfairness of forced...

Taxi Drivers Fought the City. They Won.

Amidst a surge in collective action by workers at large companies such as John Deere, Kellogg’s, Warrior Met, etc. in what has been named “Striketober.,” organized labor won an important victory in the streets of our nation’s largest city. This November, after 46...

Today’s News & Commentary — November 18, 2021

The United Auto Workers achieved victory yesterday after ending a month-long strike at John Deere, the farm and construction equipment manufacturer. In a statement, the UAW said, "UAW John Deere members did not just unite themselves, they seemed to unite the nation...

Today’s News & Commentary — November 17, 2021

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, won the lottery to hear the consolidation of thirty-four petitions filed by more than two dozen Republican attorneys general, industry groups, corporations, and labor...

Today’s News & Commentary — November 16, 2021

A potential strike by IATSE—which would have been the largest in this country since 2007—has officially been averted as below-the-line workers in the television and films industries have ratified the Basic Agreement and Area Standards Agreement (ASA). Because IATSE...

Today’s News & Commentary—November 15, 2021

This week, the House Judiciary Committee will hear testimony about “how forced arbitration keeps victims of sexual violence and sexual harassment in the shadows.”  As Bloomberg Law reports, despite widespread acknowledgement of the unfairness of forced...

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