Litigation Since Janus: A Preliminary Assessment

Litigation Since Janus: A Preliminary Assessment

After the Supreme Court announced in Janus that the First Amendment prohibits mandatory agency fees in the public sector, plaintiffs...
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On Labor Day, Millions Fall Through the Unemployment Safety Net

On Labor Day, Millions Fall Through the Unemployment Safety Net

Last week, on Labor Day, an estimated 8.9 million workers and their families lost federal unemployment benefits, and nearly three...
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The Strike Zone—September 13, 2021

The Strike Zone—September 13, 2021

With the wide distribution of the vaccine, new COVID-19 protocols negotiated by the professional leagues and their union counterparts are...
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Featured in Dems’ Newest Budget Draft: A Transformative Labor Law Proposal

Featured in Dems’ Newest Budget Draft: A Transformative Labor Law Proposal

Yesterday, Democrats on the House Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) released a completed draft for its part...
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Understanding the New NLRB General Counsel Memo on Remedies

Understanding the New NLRB General Counsel Memo on Remedies

Today, the National Labor Relations Board's General Counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo, released a highly relevant and impactful memo on the office's...
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With Apple Slack Ban, An Opportunity to Return to Purple Communications

With Apple Slack Ban, An Opportunity to Return to Purple Communications

On Tuesday, The Verge’s Zoë Schiffer reported that Apple blocked its employees from creating a Slack channel to discuss pay...
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Today’s News & Commentary — September 8, 2021

As the corporate-funded effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom heads into its final stretch (the election date, September 14, is now less than one week away), CNN reports that Newsom has increasingly relied on labor unions and union workers to propel his...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 7, 2021

It was not a happy Labor Day for millions of Americans, as they abruptly lost the unemployment benefits that had sustained them for as many as 18 months. Three federal programs that boosted jobless benefits by $600/week (later lowered $300/week) will expire this...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 6, 2021

Today is Labor Day in the United States.  And, as on every Labor Day, it is worth pausing to note the oddity—and the irony—of the United States celebrating the holiday on the first Monday in September, rather than the first day of May.  The notion of a...

Weekends News & Commentary — September 5, 2021

This weekend, an estimated 8.9 million workers and their families will lose federal unemployment benefits entirely, and more than 2 million more will have their weekly checks reduced by $300 per week, as two key federal unemployment programs expire. Pandemic...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 2, 2021

Yesterday, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy announced that rideshare companies could move forward with their proposed state ballot measure to exempt their drivers from employment law protections.  The proposal, modeled closely on California’s Proposition...

Today’s News & Commentary — September 8, 2021

As the corporate-funded effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom heads into its final stretch (the election date, September 14, is now less than one week away), CNN reports that Newsom has increasingly relied on labor unions and union workers to propel his...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 7, 2021

It was not a happy Labor Day for millions of Americans, as they abruptly lost the unemployment benefits that had sustained them for as many as 18 months. Three federal programs that boosted jobless benefits by $600/week (later lowered $300/week) will expire this...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 6, 2021

Today is Labor Day in the United States.  And, as on every Labor Day, it is worth pausing to note the oddity—and the irony—of the United States celebrating the holiday on the first Monday in September, rather than the first day of May.  The notion of a...

Weekends News & Commentary — September 5, 2021

This weekend, an estimated 8.9 million workers and their families will lose federal unemployment benefits entirely, and more than 2 million more will have their weekly checks reduced by $300 per week, as two key federal unemployment programs expire. Pandemic...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 2, 2021

Yesterday, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy announced that rideshare companies could move forward with their proposed state ballot measure to exempt their drivers from employment law protections.  The proposal, modeled closely on California’s Proposition...

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