Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Standard, Leaves Workers Without COVID-19 Protection

“The justices fail to understand that workers — almost every worker — is at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace than the average American. The Supreme Court, in …

US: National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

This is the full decision from the US Supreme Court blocking vaccine mandates for large employers. US Supreme Court Decision on Vaccine Mandates by OSHA

COSATU spokesperson, Sizwe Pamla: “With decent work, everyone – workers, employers and the economy – can emerge as winners”

“The informal sector makes up a significant portion of the South African economy, with estimates ranging from 6 to 18 per cent depending on the sector. Some 27 per cent …

Domestic Work and the Gig Economy

“The provision of cleaning, childcare and other housework through online platforms is an increasingly important sector. This chapter identifies key challenges domestic work in the gig economy creates for workers’ …

When Algorithms Fire Humans

“Poor selfies, rainy days, and locked gates ­– all are reported triggers for the auto-firing of delivery personnel by Amazon’s Flex app, and all follow events beyond the workers’ control. Meanwhile, no appeal to …

The Intersectionality of Climate Change and Labor

“At the conclusion of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) this November, the 1.5-degrees Celsius goal remained hanging by a thread, propped up by the bold carbon commitments of smaller …

THE CONTESTED BOUNDARIES OF JUST TRANSITIONS LAW

“In 2014, I was invited to join a research project funded by the Canadian government now known as Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change (ACW). As the only …

Economic Security & the Regulation of Gig Work in California: From AB5 to Proposition 22

“Employment is the primary legal and political means to address economic inequality in the United States. With the evisceration of the welfare state, employment is also key to democratic outcomes. …

Responsabilidad ambiental a través de la cadena de suministro – Miradas desde América Latina

“La contaminación del agua potable y los hallazgos de metales pesados en la sangre de los habitantes cercanos a minas, como en el caso de Espinar, en Perú, o el …

Workers’ rights in Myanmar: a decade of fragile progress comes under threat

“Labour protections were insufficient before the coup. Now the junta is rolling them back. Since 1962, workers’ rights in Myanmar suffered decades of abuse and neglect under military rule, creating …

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