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Seven Reactions to NFIB v. Department of Labor

Luke Herrine, Noah Zatz, Veena Dubal, Blake Emerson, Diana Reddy, Nate Holdren, and Caroline Grueskin offer their initial reactions to the Court's decision blocking OSHA's vaccine-or-test mandate.

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Excerpt: Implications of Cedar Point Nursery

Nikolas Bowie, Veena Dubal, and Amy Kapczynski discuss the potential implications of the Cedar Point Nursery for workplace democracy, as well as legal and non-legal strategies for overcoming this concerning turn in Takings Clause jurisprudence.

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AB5: Regulating the Gig Economy is Good for Workers and Democracy

Poverty is not a suspect classification under our Constitution, but it is an affront to life and dignity and to democracy more broadly.  With the evisceration of the U.S. welfare state and the judiciary’s deference to political outcomes in the area of “economics and social welfare,” employment is the primary legal and political means to address economic inequality. In turn,…

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Gig Worker Organizing for Solidarity Unions

The “gig economy” is one place where organizing outside of traditional trade unions is undoubtedly happening in surprising and perhaps unexpected ways. For example, on May 8, 2019, a group of independent app-based drivers in Los Angeles called the LA Rideshare Drivers United organized and launched an unprecedented international picket and work stoppage against Uber…