Millions of out-of-work Americans are filing for unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic and fraudsters are using the unprecedented crush of filings to take advantage.
COMMENTARY | Workers in the cannabis industry are rapidly unionizing with employer support. This trend, incentivized by state laws, could be a model for improved labor relations nationwide.
The enactment of the new “gig worker” guidelines has been celebrated by some and assailed by others, and may offer lessons for states pursuing similar policies.
They’re arguing that the landmark California legislation, meant to strengthen protections for workers, is preempted by federal law and shouldn’t apply to the trucking industry.
Michigan’s governor is the latest to call for overtime rules that go beyond those at the federal level. Business groups are opposed.
The measure in Oregon is still in the early stages.
The EMT shortage is difficult to quantify, but agency officials agree it's an issue across the country.
Thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling, corporations are increasingly using forced arbitration to undermine state and local worker protections.
“I think there definitely is momentum,” says one expert.
A childcare employee who brought the case tied her argument to last year's Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.
Grand Chute, Wisconsin didn't violate the Constitution when it ordered a union to remove "Scabby the Rat" from a road median.
The strike showcased unions' strategy of advocating not just for their members but also for better resources for schools.
New research shows public educators face a growing “compensation penalty.”
The Gallup survey results also highlight partisan differences.
Several states have passed laws requiring public sector unions to "recertify" their membership ahead of collective bargaining, which proponents say is "about democracy." Critics counter it is an onerous burden for unions.
Workers are seeking refunds after a recent Supreme Court ruling. The legal wrangling threatens to ensnare states and localities.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that fees the unions have been able to collect in over 20 states are unconstitutional.
The 5-4 decision found that charging non-union employees "agency fees" is a First Amendment violation.
“Technology will displace workers from some, and potentially many jobs...but we have no reason to think technology will eliminate work in the economy as a whole,” said John Schmitt, vice president of the Economic Policy Institute.
Civil service reform is vital, but “it can only be done with the cooperation of the unions.”
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