Scabby: The Law of the Rat

Scabby: The Law of the Rat

What has sharp teeth, blood-shot eyes, festering nails, looms twelve feet tall, but doesn’t look mean enough to be threatening?...
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Ending the Filibuster Needs to be Labor’s Top Priority

Ending the Filibuster Needs to be Labor’s Top Priority

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) act was reintroduced and passed in the House last month for the second...
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Litigation Can Help Curb Algorithmic Discrimination in Hiring, Here’s How

Litigation Can Help Curb Algorithmic Discrimination in Hiring, Here’s How

As described in my last post, employers who use algorithmic decision systems (ADSs) in hiring reify past prejudices and systemic...
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The Supreme Court Goes to the Big Dance

The Supreme Court Goes to the Big Dance

This spring, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is slated to generate nearly a billion dollars in revenue from its...
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The Supreme Court’s Conversion on Religious Exemptions and the Future of Employment

The Supreme Court’s Conversion on Religious Exemptions and the Future of Employment

Employment relationships have long been a central battleground in conflicts over religious freedom.  This should not come as a surprise:...
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Is the NLRB About to Become Even More Politicized?

Is the NLRB About to Become Even More Politicized?

Hours after his inauguration, President Joe Biden delighted labor unions by dismissing the notoriously anti-union Peter Robb as General Counsel...
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The Supreme Court Goes to the Big Dance

This spring, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is slated to generate nearly a billion dollars in revenue from its annual March Madness men’s basketball tournament. But only a small pinch of it (in the form of cost-of-attendance scholarships and...

Today’s News & Commentary—April 5, 2021

In keeping with a months-long trend, the past week witnessed a fresh set of revelations of past and present labor abuses by Amazon.  Looking backward, the NLRB recently found that the company violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired two employees who...

Weekend News & Commentary — April 4, 2021

On Saturday, Politico reported that labor groups are cautioning that the American Jobs Plan, President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, which, as Maxwell noted on this blog on Thursday, includes an effort to decarbonize the economy, meaning a transition...

Today’s News & Commentary—April 2, 2021

Last week, more than 714,000 people turned to state unemployment systems for relief, 63,000 more than the week prior. Despite the increase, many economists are hopeful, as current trends have been marked by an increase in hiring and a decrease in layoffs....

Today’s News & Commentary—April 1, 2021

It really, truly is infrastructure week this time.  Yesterday, President Joe Biden unveiled his administration’s $2.5 trillion economic revitalization package, proposing massive new federal investments in transportation infrastructure, broadband,...

Is the NLRB About to Become Even More Politicized?

Hours after his inauguration, President Joe Biden delighted labor unions by dismissing the notoriously anti-union Peter Robb as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the “Board”).  As Fred notes, Biden justified his unprecedented...

Today’s News & Commentary—March 31, 2021

As Zachary noted yesterday, voting has begun in Bessemer. Over Zoom, with representatives from Amazon and the RWDSU watching, the NLRB is counting ballots from workers in Amazon’s warehouse to see whether they have decided to unionize. Dave Jamieson at the...

A white sign with green words saying "On Strike" is held up in a strike protest.

The Supreme Court Goes to the Big Dance

This spring, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is slated to generate nearly a billion dollars in revenue from its annual March Madness men’s basketball tournament. But only a small pinch of it (in the form of cost-of-attendance scholarships and...

Today’s News & Commentary—April 5, 2021

In keeping with a months-long trend, the past week witnessed a fresh set of revelations of past and present labor abuses by Amazon.  Looking backward, the NLRB recently found that the company violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired two employees who...

Weekend News & Commentary — April 4, 2021

On Saturday, Politico reported that labor groups are cautioning that the American Jobs Plan, President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, which, as Maxwell noted on this blog on Thursday, includes an effort to decarbonize the economy, meaning a transition...

Today’s News & Commentary—April 2, 2021

Last week, more than 714,000 people turned to state unemployment systems for relief, 63,000 more than the week prior. Despite the increase, many economists are hopeful, as current trends have been marked by an increase in hiring and a decrease in layoffs....

Today’s News & Commentary—April 1, 2021

It really, truly is infrastructure week this time.  Yesterday, President Joe Biden unveiled his administration’s $2.5 trillion economic revitalization package, proposing massive new federal investments in transportation infrastructure, broadband,...

Is the NLRB About to Become Even More Politicized?

Hours after his inauguration, President Joe Biden delighted labor unions by dismissing the notoriously anti-union Peter Robb as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the “Board”).  As Fred notes, Biden justified his unprecedented...

Today’s News & Commentary—March 31, 2021

As Zachary noted yesterday, voting has begun in Bessemer. Over Zoom, with representatives from Amazon and the RWDSU watching, the NLRB is counting ballots from workers in Amazon’s warehouse to see whether they have decided to unionize. Dave Jamieson at the...

A white sign with green words saying "On Strike" is held up in a strike protest.

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