The Court’s “Major Questions Doctrine” Is a Canon of Deregulation — and Could Be Bad News for Labor

The Court’s “Major Questions Doctrine” Is a Canon of Deregulation — and Could Be Bad News for Labor

Last week, in West Virginia v. EPA, the Court concluded that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exceeded its authority under...
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NLRB’s Abruzzo Seeks Major Expansion of Remedies in Bargaining Case — New Approach Could Reinvigorate the Duty to Bargain

NLRB’s Abruzzo Seeks Major Expansion of Remedies in Bargaining Case — New Approach Could Reinvigorate the Duty to Bargain

Last Friday, Counsel for Jennifer Abruzzo (General Counsel of the NLRB) filed a motion for summary judgment in Thrive Pet...
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Employers’ Commitments to Providing Abortion Access for Employees Underscore the Need for Unions

Employers’ Commitments to Providing Abortion Access for Employees Underscore the Need for Unions

Reproductive justice organizations have not been alone in responding to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe in its decision in...
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Union Density and the Post-Roe Crisis

Union Density and the Post-Roe Crisis

Low-wage workers in the United States face a great deal of precarity in 2022 as a general matter — and...
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Ready Employee One: Data Privacy Within the Metaverse

Ready Employee One: Data Privacy Within the Metaverse

Remote work is here to stay. Although the COVID-19 pandemic that necessitated the Work-From-Home (WFH) revolution is on its way...
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A Quick Look at the Supreme Court’s Fresh Focus on Employment Arbitration

A Quick Look at the Supreme Court’s Fresh Focus on Employment Arbitration

In the shadow of a Supreme Court docket about to nullify women’s autonomy, agency, and humanity, and amplify public danger...
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Today’s News & Commentary—June 21, 2022

In today’s news & commentary, internal email reveals that a leader in Starbucks' union-busting campaign was terminated by the company, Federal firefighters get a pay raise, and leftist-candidate Gustavo Petro wins the Colombian Presidential election. An...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 20, 2022

In today’s news & commentary, the New York Times profiles a leading Starbucks union organizer, firings at SpaceX raise retaliation concerns, labor shortages at Amazon and construction companies present challenges nationwide, and the Uyghur Forced Labor...

A closed Starbucks store

Cannabis Legislation: Labor Rights and Equity

The legal cannabis industry is currently one of the fastest-growing employers in the U.S. Since 2017, the number of Americans working with cannabis has grown each year by at least 27%. In just the last year alone, the industry grew by 33% and now employs up to...

Weekend News and Commentary—June 19, 2022

In this weekend’s news and commentary, Apple workers in Maryland became the first retail employees at the tech company to unionize; the Mexican Workers’ League submitted a USMCA Rapid Response petition against VU manufacturing due to the company’s unlawful efforts...

Today’s News and Commentary — June 16, 2022

US Well Services Inc., a company involved in oil production, must face a prospective class action lawsuit by former employees who were laid off due to the economic effects of Covid-19. Employees allege that the company’s failure to give at least 60 days advance...

NLRB

Today’s News & Commentary—June 15, 2022

The 29th Constitutional Convention of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest federation of labor unions in the country, kicked off on Sunday in Philadelphia and wraps up later today. The quadrennial...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 21, 2022

In today’s news & commentary, internal email reveals that a leader in Starbucks' union-busting campaign was terminated by the company, Federal firefighters get a pay raise, and leftist-candidate Gustavo Petro wins the Colombian Presidential election. An...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 20, 2022

In today’s news & commentary, the New York Times profiles a leading Starbucks union organizer, firings at SpaceX raise retaliation concerns, labor shortages at Amazon and construction companies present challenges nationwide, and the Uyghur Forced Labor...

A closed Starbucks store

Cannabis Legislation: Labor Rights and Equity

The legal cannabis industry is currently one of the fastest-growing employers in the U.S. Since 2017, the number of Americans working with cannabis has grown each year by at least 27%. In just the last year alone, the industry grew by 33% and now employs up to...

Weekend News and Commentary—June 19, 2022

In this weekend’s news and commentary, Apple workers in Maryland became the first retail employees at the tech company to unionize; the Mexican Workers’ League submitted a USMCA Rapid Response petition against VU manufacturing due to the company’s unlawful efforts...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 17, 2022

In today’s news and commentary: a Department of Labor memo on subminimum wages for workers with disabilities; a Fifth Circuit decision that that COVID-19 does not exempt employers from giving notice to employees before mass layoffs; AFL-CIO convention resolutions...

Today’s News and Commentary — June 16, 2022

US Well Services Inc., a company involved in oil production, must face a prospective class action lawsuit by former employees who were laid off due to the economic effects of Covid-19. Employees allege that the company’s failure to give at least 60 days advance...

NLRB

Today’s News & Commentary—June 15, 2022

The 29th Constitutional Convention of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest federation of labor unions in the country, kicked off on Sunday in Philadelphia and wraps up later today. The quadrennial...

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