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.
2018
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
Labor Provisions in Trade Agreements (LABPTA): Introducing a New Dataset
Damian Raess and Dora Sari. 8/3/2018. “Labor Provisions in Trade Agreements (LABPTA): Introducing a New Dataset.” Global Policy.Abstract
Global labor policy through trade has begun to receive growing attention with the inclusion of labor provisions in preferential trade agreements (PTAs). Until recently there has been a shortage of available data that would adequately capture the variation that exists with respect to the scope and stringency of labor provisions, preventing scholars and practitioners from addressing key questions about the design and effects of the trade‐labor linkage. This paper introduces a new dataset covering 487 PTAs from 1990 to 2015 coded against 140 distinct items pertaining to six main categories, presenting – to our knowledge – the most rigorous and fine‐grained mapping of labor provisions. It also offers the first systematic description of key trends in the design and occurrence of those commitments. Our study shows that labor provisions have not only expanded in terms of their content and participating countries but that labor provisions have, although to a varying degree, also become more stringent over time. The provisions that have across all PTAs increased most steadily are the ones related to the institutional framework set up for the monitoring and implementation of labor commitments, becoming more specialized and more inclusive of third party involvement over time.
Migration and Conflict in OECD Countries
Michael S. Teitelbaum. 7/18/2018. “Migration and Conflict in OECD Countries.” In People Changing Places New Perspectives on Demography, Migration, Conflict, and the State. Routledge. Publisher's Version
Ending the Dead-End-Job Trap
Sharon Block and Terri Gerstein. 7/12/2018. “Ending the Dead-End-Job Trap.” New York Times Op-Ed. Publisher's Version
Ten steps toward a more competitive labor market
Sharon Block, Benjamin Elga, and David Seligman. 7/11/2018. “Ten steps toward a more competitive labor market.” Biden Forum . Publisher's Version
The Kavanaugh Nomination and Labor
Sharon Block. 7/10/2018. “The Kavanaugh Nomination and Labor.” OnLabor.org. Publisher's Version
How Democratic lawmakers should help unions reeling from the Janus decision
BENJAMIN SACHS and Sharon Block. 6/27/2018. “How Democratic lawmakers should help unions reeling from the Janus decision.” Vox.com. Publisher's Version
CWS Surprise!
Sharon Block. 6/11/2018. “CWS Surprise!” OnLabor.org. Publisher's Version

Pages