Lawmakers Should Oppose New York’s Uber Bill: Workers need real sectoral bargaining not company unionism

Uber and other gig companies are rushing to pass a bill in the final weeks of Albany’s legislative session that would undermine labor standards for the growing millions of app-based …

Law and Organizing for Countervailing Power

“Readers of this blog need no reminder of the pervasive inequalities that define American society.  Nor do readers need to be convinced that a perverse concentration of wealth has had …

UK: The (Other) Major Victory for London Uber Drivers: Supreme Court Clarifies “Working Time”

“As has been widely reported, the British Supreme Court ruled today that London Uber drivers are “workers,” and not independent contractors, within the meaning of British law. Accordingly, these drivers are entitled …

Labor Law Must Include All Workers

“In January of this year, we published a comprehensive set of recommendations for reforming U.S. labor law. Although the recommendations were extensive, the theory that lay behind them was straightforward: …

Clean Slate for Worker Power: Worker Power and Voice in the Pandemic Response

“Our country is racked by two urgent crises – the COVID-19 pandemic and the plague of systemic racism, the latter of which has manifested in the continued killing of Black …

Police Unions: It’s Time to Change the Law and End the Abuse

“The killing of George Floyd and the events of the last week require us to recognize that police unions have abused the power of collective bargaining in indefensible ways. These …

How and Why to Empower Workers in the COVID-19 Response

“From the lack of paid sick leave to a shortage of hospital beds, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed glaring problems in our social infrastructure. Those who remain on the job …

Clean Slate for Worker Power: Building a Just Economy and Democracy

A year-long Harvard University project drawing on input from U.S. and global practitioners and academics issued a report offering a package of reforms that promise to help stop the self-reinforcing …

Is New Prime a Poison Pill for Title VII?

The Supreme Court’s opinion in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira is rightly being heralded as a victory for workers. The Court, after all, has finally found a mandatory arbitration agreement that it won’t enforce. …

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