If the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association weakens U.S. unions, the result could have a devastating ripple effect on both workers’ lives and democratic institutions.
Despite legal advances, modern forms of slavery, unfree or forced labor, and servitude persist today, fueled by inequality and weak rights protection. Recent responses that have emphasized transparency in global supply chains assist in identifying risk and building company awareness, but must also be must be underpinned by strong rights-based response in order to be effective.
B&H Warehouse Workers organize to form a union and for a fair contract. Listen to them as they encourage all workers to organize at their workplace. “It is not right how we are being treated. We are not heard. We are not valued as people. We are fighting for a better future for ourselves, our families, for the entire community.” Armando “We want to organize to establish a union that…
In order to create a system of economic opportunity for all, we have to recognize that the experience of black women in America reveals a deep, pervasive fault line in structural racism and sexism through which women continually fall through the cracks.
New York’s vacatur statute provides advocates with an underutilized but potentially effective way of neutralizing the ongoing effects of convictions in the employment realm.
On October 19 at 12:30 p.m. EDT, Law@theMargins will host an online Webinar on the immigration consequences of criminal offenses, specifically drug ones.
We have tremendous victories to celebrate. Recently, the City of Los Angeles joined other cities throughout the country by enacting a $15 minimum wage and an innovative wage theft enforcement policy that will become a model for the country. Los Angeles County followed soon thereafter when the Board of Supervisors voted to approve a $15 minimum wage for the unincorporated areas in the county. There were similar victories throughout the…
Law@theMargins sits down with scholar-activist Premilla Nadasen to discuss women, organizing, and the untold history of black domestic workers.
Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq and documentary filmmaker Mohammed Romel premiere a trailer for their Fall 2015 documentary , Sramik Awaaz: Workers Voices, which focuses on the organizing efforts of workers in the garment industry.