Air-Rage: A Rising Threat to Flight Attendants’ Physical and Mental Health

Air-Rage: A Rising Threat to Flight Attendants’ Physical and Mental Health

In May, a passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight to San Diego punched a flight attendant after she asked the...
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The Strike Zone—October 25, 2021

The Strike Zone—October 25, 2021

Last week, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned after emails he had written containing racist, homophobic, and misogynistic...
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On-App Standby as Work Time in International Labor Law

On-App Standby as Work Time in International Labor Law

Suppose as a premise that Uber drivers are employees. What, then, constitutes their “hours of work” under international labor standards?...
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Childcare Organizing—Meeting Unique Challenges with Innovative Strategy

Childcare Organizing—Meeting Unique Challenges with Innovative Strategy

Labor activism and organizing has flourished recently, as the pandemic exacerbated fractures in various industries that jumpstarted organizing. The shockwaves...
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Jon Gruden and Labor Law Traps

Jon Gruden and Labor Law Traps

When I talk to union organizers, I often remind them that labor law is full of traps for the unwary,...
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The Strike Zone—October 11, 2021

The Strike Zone—October 11, 2021

On September 29, NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a memorandum outlining her position that student-athletes, or “Players at Academic...
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Today’s News & Commentary — October 4, 2021

The results of the IATSE strike vote came in yesterday, and they were emphatic: over 98% voted to authorize a nationwide strike in the film and television industry. Perhaps even more encouraging for the union is that voter turnout was nearly 90% despite there being...

Today’s News & Commentary — October 4, 2021

Today is the opening day of the Supreme Court’s 2021-22 term.  And, for the first time in years, the Court’s merits docket is bereft of disputes bearing directly on the rights of workers.  The absence of labor and employment cases should be the subject of...

Weekend News & Commentary — October 3, 2021

The big story this weekend comes out of Washington. The terse negotiations currently unfolding within the Democratic Party are somewhat complicated – but deeply, if indirectly, implicate unions and the labor movement – so it might be helpful to offer some...

Today’s News and Commentary — October 1, 2021

Lina Khan, chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), responded to a letter by members of Congress urging the FTC (and the DOJ) to implement certain changes in order to protect workers organizing from antitrust enforcement. As Nikita explained in a previous post,...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 30, 2021

In a report published yesterday, researchers at the UC Berkeley Labor Center found that Massachusetts rideshare drivers could earn well below the federal and state minimum wage under a proposed state ballot initiative pushed by ride-hailing giants Uber and...

Today’s News & Commentary — October 4, 2021

The results of the IATSE strike vote came in yesterday, and they were emphatic: over 98% voted to authorize a nationwide strike in the film and television industry. Perhaps even more encouraging for the union is that voter turnout was nearly 90% despite there being...

Today’s News & Commentary — October 4, 2021

Today is the opening day of the Supreme Court’s 2021-22 term.  And, for the first time in years, the Court’s merits docket is bereft of disputes bearing directly on the rights of workers.  The absence of labor and employment cases should be the subject of...

Weekend News & Commentary — October 3, 2021

The big story this weekend comes out of Washington. The terse negotiations currently unfolding within the Democratic Party are somewhat complicated – but deeply, if indirectly, implicate unions and the labor movement – so it might be helpful to offer some...

Today’s News and Commentary — October 1, 2021

Lina Khan, chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), responded to a letter by members of Congress urging the FTC (and the DOJ) to implement certain changes in order to protect workers organizing from antitrust enforcement. As Nikita explained in a previous post,...

Today’s News & Commentary—September 30, 2021

In a report published yesterday, researchers at the UC Berkeley Labor Center found that Massachusetts rideshare drivers could earn well below the federal and state minimum wage under a proposed state ballot initiative pushed by ride-hailing giants Uber and...

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