Block, Sharon

2018
Sharon Block. 2/22/2018. “The NLRB Should Withdraw Hy-Brand . . . AND!.” OnLabor.org. Publisher's Version
The Trump administration is abandoning McDonald’s workers — and everyone else
Sharon Block and BENJAMIN SACHS. 2/9/2018. “The Trump administration is abandoning McDonald’s workers — and everyone else.” Washington Post. Publisher's Version
Uber’s Political Program in the States
BENJAMIN SACHS and Sharon Block. 1/19/2018. “Uber’s Political Program in the States.” onLabor.org. Publisher's Version
Continuing the Labor Law Reform Debate in 2018
BENJAMIN SACHS and Sharon Block. 1/3/2018. “Continuing the Labor Law Reform Debate in 2018.” OnLabor.
2017
Miscimarra’s Parting Shot: Was It a December Massacre?
Sharon Block. 12/19/2017. “Miscimarra’s Parting Shot: Was It a December Massacre?.” onLabor.org. Publisher's Version
TRUMP WANTS YOU TO TIP RESTAURANT OWNERS, NOT SERVERS
Sharon Block and Christine Owens. 12/7/2017. “TRUMP WANTS YOU TO TIP RESTAURANT OWNERS, NOT SERVERS.” Newsweek.org. Publisher's Version
We need an agenda for new laws to prevent sexual harassment
Sharon Block and Terri Gerstein. 12/2/2017. “We need an agenda for new laws to prevent sexual harassment.” The Guardian. Publisher's Version
What Harvey Weinstein Has To Teach Us About the Weakness of Our Laws
Sharon Block. 11/28/2017. “What Harvey Weinstein Has To Teach Us About the Weakness of Our Laws.” OnLabor.org. Publisher's Version
Backhanded Compliment: Acosta Threatens Workers Centers
Sharon Block. 11/20/2017. “Backhanded Compliment: Acosta Threatens Workers Centers.” onLabor.org. Publisher's Version
Supreme Court will decide if women can join together to fight sexual harassment at work
Celine McNicholas and Sharon Block. 11/16/2017. “Supreme Court will decide if women can join together to fight sexual harassment at work.” American Constitution Society .Abstract
Today, 24.7 million American workers have been forced to sign contracts that, as a condition of employment, require them to waive their rights to joining a class action lawsuit to address sexual harassment and other workplace disputes—instead these workers must act alone to resolve what is often systemic violations of employment protections. The National Labor Relations Board has determined that these arbitration agreements violate workers’ right under the National Labor Relations Act to join together for “mutual aid and protection.” Business interests—and the Trump administration—disagree. In Murphy Oil, the Supreme Court will decide whether workers have the right to come together to protect themselves from workplace issues like sexual harassment. The case could not be more relevant, or present the Justices with two more starkly divergent options.
We can't stop sexual harassment until we restructure corporate boards
Sharon Block. 11/7/2017. “We can't stop sexual harassment until we restructure corporate boards.” Quartz at Work. Publisher's Version
Autocracy at Work: Understanding the Gothamist Shut Down
Sharon Block and BENJAMIN SACHS. 11/6/2017. “Autocracy at Work: Understanding the Gothamist Shut Down.” onLabor.org. Publisher's Version
A Narrow Preemption Exception
Sharon Block. 10/23/2017. “A Narrow Preemption Exception.” onlabor.org. Publisher's VersionAbstract
In Airline Service Providers Association v. City of Los Angeles, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of the contractors’ complaint, finding that the city’s contract clause was not preempted by the National Labor Relations Act, even though it clearly constituted a local government influencing the bargaining process between a private sector actor and the collective bargaining representative of its employees.  The court found such influence or interference tolerable by a municipal actor because it determined that the city was acting as a “market participant” not as a “regulator”.
Standing or Kneeling: Who Can File a Charge Under the NLRA
Sharon Block. 10/16/2017. “Standing or Kneeling: Who Can File a Charge Under the NLRA”. Publisher's Version
America's workers deserve to get paid for burning the midnight oil
PATRICIA SMITH and Sharon Block. 10/13/2017. “America's workers deserve to get paid for burning the midnight oil.” The HIll. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Will the Labor Department appeal a judge’s recent decision that could deny overtime pay to millions of Americans? Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has been clear that he doesn’t like the Obama administration’s overtime rule, insisting that he wants to reconsider it and possibly make one of his own. But he needs to appeal the judge’s decision regardless, otherwise he’s creating uncertainty that isn’t good for anyone.
Trump wants to make America great again by using the Supreme Court to gut the rights of non-union workers
Benjamin I. Sachs and Sharon Block. 9/28/2017. “Trump wants to make America great again by using the Supreme Court to gut the rights of non-union workers.” Quartz. Online VersionAbstract
The Trump Administration is waging a quiet war on workers. The effort involves anti-union appointments to federal agencies, repeal of Obama-era regulations that were designed to raise the wages of low and middle income workers, and support for anti-worker legislation in Congress.
Is it Time to End Labor Preemption?
Sharon Block and BENJAMIN SACHS. 9/11/2017. “Is it Time to End Labor Preemption?.” onLabor.org. Publisher's Version
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Tanya Goldman and Sharon Block. 9/6/2017. “Message To Uber’s New CEO: Don’t Forget Your Drivers.” Huffington Post. Publisher's Version
Labor Day Opinion Writing Wrap Up
Sharon Block. 9/4/2017. “Labor Day Opinion Writing Wrap Up.” OnLabor.org. Publisher's Version
The Lost Art of Being Anti-Fascist: Another Reason Why We Need a Labor Movement
Sharon Block. 8/30/2017. “The Lost Art of Being Anti-Fascist: Another Reason Why We Need a Labor Movement.” OnLabor.org. Publisher's Version

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