In this month’s Power Hour blogcast, Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris is joined by Ruben Garcia, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Workplace Law Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, and Mark Gaston Pearce, a Visiting Professor and Executive
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This post is an edited interview of Johnnie Kallas, Director of the Cornell ILR Labor Action Tracker, conducted by the Labor Radio Podcast Network. The Power At Work Blog is a proud member of the network. We are especially pleased to support the network’s great work by welcoming back
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More than 12,000 janitorial workers across New England represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ reached a tentative contract agreement on Wednesday, November 15, with the Maintenance Contractors of New England (MCNE), an organization representing 60 individual employers. The
The holiday season is here, meaning that many of us will probably find ourselves in an airport sometime during the next few weeks. While some travelers may not think much about who their pilots and flight attendants are –– let alone those workers’ schedules and pay –– many employees
The tendency in recent discussions about union density has been to focus on organizing and solidifying organizing gains. Where will the labor movement find new members? Which sectors are amenable to union organizing? Will newly organized workers win contracts that lock in their organizing successes? These are some of
The Power At Work Blog is proud to present this Veterans Day blogcast. In this very special blogcast, Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris is joined by William Attig of the AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council and Martin Helms of Helmets to Hardhats to discuss veterans in the labor movement.
In this podcast, we hosted a roundtable of labor reporters who discussed and reacted to some of the biggest stories about the labor movement today. Their conversation covered the covered recent collective bargaining stories, including the negotiations between the UAW and the “Big Three; the ongoing wave of strikes,
In November 1994, Californians passed Proposition 187, which would have cut off a number of health and social services, including access to public education, to undocumented immigrants and their children. Proposition 187 was conceived by a group of extreme right-wing groups and elected officials as part of an effort
Listen to Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris in conversation with three national union political directors exactly one year before the 2024 presidential and congressional elections. Seth is joined by Susan Valentine from Unite Here!, Russ Breckenridge from the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, and Katrina Mendiola from
Alicia Modestino, Associate Professor at Northeastern University, hosts this month’s Workers by the Numbers Blogcast. Listen to her in conversation with Aaron Sojourner, Senior Researcher at the W.E. Upjohn Institute, and Teresa Ghilarducci, Professor of Economics and Policy Analysis at the New School, as they discuss the Bureau of
I appeared on Bloomberg’s Balance of Power with Annmarie Hordern and Joe Mathieu on Friday, November 3 to discuss the October jobs, unemployment, and wages report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As our panelists discussed on this blog’s Workers by the Numbers blogcast, the report showed moderate and
In this podcast, Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris speaks with Amy Livingston and Sarah Lazare, co-authors of the Workday Magazine/In These Times article entitled “5 Things Unions Can Do To Defend Transgender Workers.” The article argues that liberation for transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive people is a
I appeared on Bloomberg television with Katie Greifeld and Scarlet Fu on Monday, October 30 to discuss the United Auto Workers’ tentative agreements with Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis.
We discussed the UAW’s “stand-up strike” strategy and why it was successful. I also explained that the UAW’s approach this