Publications

Forthcoming
David Kucera and Dora Sari. Forthcoming. “ “New Labour Rights Indicators: Method and Trends for 2000-2015”.” International Labour Review. DataAbstract
The Labour Rights Indicators are based on coding the findings of selected nine sources and compiling this information in a readily accessible and concise manner. It is designed to be used both by practitioners and researchers. It builds on five basic elements: the premises of definitional validity, reproducibility and transparency; the 108 violation type used to code violations in law and practice; the textual sources selected for coding; the general and source-specific coding rules; and the rules to convert the coded information into normalized indicators. The country profiles provide detailed and verifiable information over time that can be easily traced back to the original textual source.
2019
Why conservatives must take principled action for workers
Terri Gerstein. 9/17/2019. “Why conservatives must take principled action for workers.” thehill.com. Publisher's Version
What California should do next to help Uber drivers
Sharon Block and BENJAMIN SACHS. 9/13/2019. “What California should do next to help Uber drivers.” Washington Post. Publisher's Version
Addressing Racial Exclusion Through Sectoral Bargaining
Christine Blumauer. 7/23/2019. “Addressing Racial Exclusion Through Sectoral Bargaining.” OnLabor.org.
Mark Erlich and Terri Gerstein. 6/25/2019. Confronting Misclassification and Payroll Fraud:A Survey of State Labor Standards Enforcement Agencies. Cambridge : Labor and Worklife, Harvard Law School. Publisher's Version
India is wise to curb big tech's monopolistic ways
Vivek Wadhwa. 2/7/2019. “India is wise to curb big tech's monopolistic ways.” Economic Times. Publisher's Version
From Immigrants to Robots: The Changing Locus of Substitutes for Workers
Richard B. Freeman and George J. Borjas. 1/2019. “From Immigrants to Robots: The Changing Locus of Substitutes for Workers”. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Increased use of robots has roused concern about how robots and other new technologies change the world of work. Using numbers of robots shipped to primarily manufacturing industries as a supply shock to an industry labor market, we estimate that an additional robot reduces employment and wages in an industry by roughly as much as an additional 2 to 3 workers and by 3 to 4 workers in particular groups, which far exceed estimated effects of an additional immigrant on employment and wages. While the growth of robots in the 1996-2016 period of our data was too modest to be a major determinant of wages and employment, the estimated coefficients suggest that continued exponential growth of robots could disrupt job markets in the foreseeable future and thus merit attention from labor analysts.
2018
Five Years Since It Was First Introduced, It’s Time to Renew the New Family Leave Act
Terri Gerstein. 12/12/2018. “Five Years Since It Was First Introduced, It’s Time to Renew the New Family Leave Act.” Slate.com. Publisher's Version
Finally, NYC Is Doing Right by Lyft and Uber Drivers
Terri Gerstein. 12/7/2018. “Finally, NYC Is Doing Right by Lyft and Uber Drivers.” Slate.
Two Top Conservative Judges Offer Plan to End Discovery for Most Litigants
Terri Gerstein. 12/6/2018. “Two Top Conservative Judges Offer Plan to End Discovery for Most Litigants.” Slate. Publisher's Version
Trump Is Even Worse at Enforcing White-Collar Crimes Than George W. Bush Was
Terri Gerstein. 12/4/2018. “Trump Is Even Worse at Enforcing White-Collar Crimes Than George W. Bush Was.” Slate.
Newly Elected Democratic Governors and Legislatures Should Enact These Labor Initiatives Right Away
Terri Gerstein. 11/26/2018. “Newly Elected Democratic Governors and Legislatures Should Enact These Labor Initiatives Right Away.” Slate. Publisher's Version
End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment. Then Do More.
Terri Gerstein. 11/14/2018. “End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment. Then Do More.” New York Times. Publisher's Version
How States Can Enforce Workers’ Rights When Trump and His Supremes Don’t Want To
Terri Gerstein and David Seligman. 11/14/2018. “How States Can Enforce Workers’ Rights When Trump and His Supremes Don’t Want To.” The American Prospect. Publisher's Version
Why a Vote for State Attorney General Is One of the Most Important Ballots to Cast on Tuesday
Terri Gerstein. 11/2/2018. “Why a Vote for State Attorney General Is One of the Most Important Ballots to Cast on Tuesday.” Slate.com. Publisher's Version
State and Local Enforcement: Stepping Up and Filling In on Workers’ Rights
Sharon Block. 10/25/2018. “State and Local Enforcement: Stepping Up and Filling In on Workers’ Rights.” OnLabor.org.
From the Mines to the Classrooms to the Statehouse: #RedforEd Teacher Walkouts
Sharon Block. 9/25/2018. “From the Mines to the Classrooms to the Statehouse: #RedforEd Teacher Walkouts.” OnLabor.org. Publisher's Version
Joint Employer NPRM: Hy-Brand Returns
Sharon Block. 9/17/2018. “Joint Employer NPRM: Hy-Brand Returns.” OnLabor.org. Publisher's Version
This Labor Day, A Clean Slate for Reform
Sharon Block and BENJAMIN SACHS. 9/3/2018. “This Labor Day, A Clean Slate for Reform.” OnLabor.org. Publisher's Version
CHRISTOPHER MACKIN. 8/28/2018. “Silicon Valley and the Quest for a Utopian WorkplaceHow Google, Tesla, and other tech giants could fix the broken relationship between employers and their employees.” The New Republic. Publisher's Version

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