Renewing Interest in Interest Arbitration: First Contract Arbitration and the PRO Act

Renewing Interest in Interest Arbitration: First Contract Arbitration and the PRO Act

The reintroduction and passing of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act in the House last month offers some...
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SAG-AFTRA’s New Influencer Agreement: What It Means for Influencers – and for Labor

SAG-AFTRA’s New Influencer Agreement: What It Means for Influencers – and for Labor

Meghan Markle, an American actress who married Prince Harry, highlighted in a recent interview with Oprah how being part of...
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Does Ownership Mean Absolute Dominion?

Does Ownership Mean Absolute Dominion?

In State v. Shack, New Jersey’s Supreme Court declared it “unthinkable” that property rights entitled agricultural employers to “isolate the...
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What should the pandemic teach us about the future of unemployment insurance?

What should the pandemic teach us about the future of unemployment insurance?

One year ago, weeks into Covid-induced lockdowns and with the trajectory of the pandemic unknown, Congress passed the CARES Act,...
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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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Today’s News & Commentary — April 6, 2021

While we wait for results in Bessemer, Amazon’s labor practices continue to drive the news. Yesterday, Amazon issued an apology for their now-infamous March 24 tweet denying that Amazon workers are forced to pee in bottles because of insufficient bathroom breaks....

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 — April 6, 2021

While we wait for results in Bessemer, Amazon’s labor practices continue to drive the news. Yesterday, Amazon issued an apology for their now-infamous March 24 tweet denying that Amazon workers are forced to pee in bottles because of insufficient bathroom breaks....

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...

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