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July 30, 2013

“Just Cause:” Isn’t it Time for All Workers to Have More Job Security?

The United States is alone among industrialized countries in allowing workers to be considered "at will" employees and dismissed for any reason – justified or not, unless protected by a union contract or individual agreement. Labor should seize the opportunity to champion the passage of "just cause" standards into state laws. It's a labor law reform proposal that will appeal to all workers while putting employers on the defensive....

by Rand Wilson
July 18, 2013

Dems Bend Again As Labor Is Relegated to Back Seat

As Senate leaders struck a tentative deal to end the filibuster battle, many are touting a huge victory for Democrats. But what about labor?...

July 9, 2013

Some People Wake Up Like This

According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ website, E-Verify is “good business, not to mention the law.” But among a growing ethnic market retail industry, it’s been the seeds of terror. Especially for a large constituent of mercado workers employed by the Bay Area’s Mi Pueblo. ...

July 8, 2013

A State Legislative Strategy for Labor

On the state level, labor has consistently found itself on the defensive against increased intrusions on labor rights. But amending the Civil Rights Act to protect the right to organize could help set the stage for national labor law reform. ...

by Richard Kahlenberg &