NLRA and the Right to Strike

The right of workers to withhold their labor — to strike — is among the most important of human rights. No society can truly claim to respect liberty and deny workers the right to strike. International law recognizes the right to strike as a fundamental human right.   Let’s explore how the NLRB defines the […]

Will robots take your job?

Artificial intelligence aims to replace the human mind, not simply make industry more efficient. Robots have transformed industrial manufacturing, and now they are being rolled out for food production and restaurant kitchens. Already, artificial intelligence (AI) machines can do many tasks where learning and judgment is required, including self-driving cars, insurance assessment, stock trading, accounting, […]

Fired Google workers claim anti-union retaliation in federal labor filing

CWA files on behalf of former Googlers, saying company engaged in unlawful conduct Google engaged in unlawful conduct and unfair labor practices that included firing four employees last week, the Communications Workers of America said in a filing Thursday with the National Labor Relations Board. The Silicon Valley tech giant fired software engineers Rebecca Rivers, […]

What Democratic Presidential Candidates Have to Say About Public Servants and Their Unions

Recently, nineteen Democrats running for president gathered at a forum in Las Vegas and pledged their support for public service employees and their collective bargaining efforts. The event, hosted by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, was the first occasion of the 2020 election cycle in which presidential candidates offered a fleshed-out […]