The U.S. Supreme Court has altered labor law and how it is interpreted throughout the years. Some are now calling into question the stances certain Justices have taken and how they have influenced future cases.
Jenny Hunter, a labor lawyer, writer and consultant joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how one U.S. Supreme Court Justice has influenced labor law throughout the years.
She also discussed how President Biden can counter the GOP strategy of stacking courts with conservative-minded judges. Continue reading
Virginia AFL-CIO President Doris Crouse-Mays joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the state labor federation will improve the lives of workers and make Virginia a better place to work. She also talked about progress made to repeal anti-worker laws. Continue reading
Some companies choose whether or not to follow federal and state workplace safety regulations based on a mathematical calculation. Too often, penalties are so minor that it is cheaper for the company to break the law and pay the fines, rather than adequately address the safety or worker rights issue.
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale believes this is true, and he joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how companies base breaking rules and regulations on a simple financial calculation, he also made the case that more must be done to hold companies accountable. Continue reading
On his first day in office, President Biden took swift action to restore the National Labor Relations Board into a group who supports workers and puts them on a level playing field.
President Biden’s decision to fire NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb was felt immediately, as the NLRB changed course and to side with workers in an April ruling. United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Assistant General Counsel Amanda Jaret joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss this and the Contract-Bar Doctrine. Continue reading
Joyce Goldstein & Associates lawyer Joyce Goldstein joined the AWF Union Podcast earlier today to discuss how misclassifying workers is damaging to workers and causes them to miss out on pay and benefits. Continue reading
Every so often, a president may get to nominate a new Supreme Court justice. The process has become highly political due to precedents set by Sen. Majority Leader McConnell and nominations of partisan ideologues by President Trump in order to swing the court into a massive conservative majority.
National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation Magazine John Nichols joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and why term limits for justices are viable. Continue reading
Hillary O’Connor Mueri is a labor-friendly candidate for OH-14 who appeared on the Aug. 31 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast to discuss her platform, her background as a Navy pilot and more. Continue reading
Brian Kelly with Kelley and Ferraro, LLP spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 2 to discuss chemicals connected to cancer found in Round-Up, a lawn care product. Continue reading