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Collective Bargaining: The Bone and Sinew of Resistance

September 5, 2016 by

This Labor Day marks the beginning of the end of a long and bitter election season, one that has revealed striking divisions within America’s political parties and stark contrasts in each party’s vision of America. … Read More

Ninth Circuit Voids Class Waiver Provision Contained In Arbitration Agreement

August 24, 2016 by

In an important victory for workers and worker advocates, this week the Ninth Circuit held that employers may not insist that their employees agree to class action waivers, typically contained in arbitration provisions, because such… Read More

NLRB and ICE Agree to Prioritize Workers Rights Over Immigration Enforcement

June 22, 2016 by

Federal agencies administer and enforce statutes.  At times, agencies find themselves at cross-purposes, where one agency’s actions interfere with another agency’s enforcement activities. Take, for example, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), which enforces the… Read More

Supreme Court Issues Split Decision in Friedrichs v. CTA; Public Sector Unions and Employers May Continue to Negotiate Union Security

March 29, 2016 by

The Supreme Court has issued a 4-4 decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that threatened to upend forty years of public sector collective bargaining by imposing “right to work” on all state,… Read More

“A crisis from which we bleed” –Martin Luther King, labor and wealth inequality

January 18, 2016 by

Throughout his life Dr. King recognized the dangers of economic inequality, both because its sting is disproportionately felt by African-Americans and as a barrier to democratic participation.  Dr. King was as concerned with wealth inequality… Read More

NLRB Punts in Northwestern University Football Case, Drops Ball

September 21, 2015 by

After much anticipation, the NLRB has issued a decision in its review of a directed union representation election among Northwestern University football players.  The Case is Northwest University (College Athletes Players Association) 362 NLRB 167… Read More

Browning Ferris Industries: What Does It Mean and What Now?

September 9, 2015 by

By now you will have read about the NLRB’s Browning Ferris (BFI) decision, which restates the “joint employment” standard under the National Labor Relations Act.  The decision has been described as a “game changer” and… Read More

California Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Employees’ Access to the Courts, Now on Governor’s Desk

August 26, 2015 by

Both houses of the California legislature have passed AB-465, which would expand the types of contracts that are void and unenforceable under a new section 925 of the Labor Code.  AB-465 would void agreements between… Read More

Don’t Let an “Independent Contractor” Label Deny You Your Employee Rights

March 23, 2015 by

Your status as an independent contractor is based on your relationship with your employer. Title, method of payment, and even written agreements do not always prove that you are an independent contractor. In fact, there… Read More

Papa’s Just Got Bagged

March 16, 2015 by

To paraphrase the godfather of soul, Papa John’s must pay the cost to be the boss.  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman just got a $2.1 million judgment against a New York Papa John’s franchise… Read More