DOJ Reverses its Position on Class Waiver.


The National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) was enacted in 1935 to “to protect the rights of employees and employers, to encourage collective bargaining, and to curtail certain private sector labor and management practices.”[1] The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) was enacted in 1925 to encourage private dispute resolution through arbitration.[2] Whether two federal statutes can live … Continue reading DOJ Reverses its Position on Class Waiver.

The Fight For 15 Just Landed at America’s Busiest Airport


A McDonald’s worker speaks on a bullhorn outside O’Hare Airport yesterday. (Airport Workers United / Facebook) Encouraged by an energetic rally of more than 100 janitors and other members of Service Employees (SEIU) Local 1, a group of low-wage security, cleaning and passenger service workers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on Tuesday launched a campaign to … Continue reading The Fight For 15 Just Landed at America’s Busiest Airport

This Is How Bad the Sharing Economy Is for Workers


Silicon Valley entrepreneurs keep telling us their way of doing business will “change the world.” And in many ways it already has, but it’s changed your world differently than it’s changed theirs. The “sharing” or “gig” economy—think Airbnb, Uber, and Taskrabbit—has made massive fortunes reducing labor to disassembled microtasks; unfortunately, it’s shrunk workers’ rights too. … Continue reading This Is How Bad the Sharing Economy Is for Workers

Jobs With Justice


Dear Jon, Google has the answer for almost every question under the sun, except one: why don’t all of the company’s workers make living wages? Gabriel Cardenas works at a California warehouse for Google Express. And even though Google is a multibillion-dollar corporation, Gabriel and his colleagues employees work in unsafe conditions on short-term contracts … Continue reading Jobs With Justice

Rally to Defend the American Dream


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