Website/Blog

2017
Trump Administration Walks Away from Overtime Rule
Sharon Block. 7/5/2017. “Trump Administration Walks Away from Overtime Rule.” onLabor.org. Publisher's Version
Trump Taking Us Back in Time on Labor Rights
Sharon Block. 6/29/2017. “Trump Taking Us Back in Time on Labor Rights.” DemocracyJournal.org (Briefing Book). Publisher's Version
An Opinion on WHD Opinion Letters
Sharon Block. 6/28/2017. “An Opinion on WHD Opinion Letters.” OnLabor.org. Publisher's Version
More Labor Nominees and Appointments
Sharon Block. 6/23/2017. “More Labor Nominees and Appointments.” onLabor.org. Publisher's Version
Deregistering Apprenticeships and Devaluing Accountability
Sharon Block. 6/16/2017. “Deregistering Apprenticeships and Devaluing Accountability.” OnLabor.org. Publisher's Version
Chipotle Lawsuit and the Overtime Rule
Sharon Block. 6/7/2017. “Chipotle Lawsuit and the Overtime Rule.” onLabor.org. Publisher's Version
A Missed Opportunity: Worker Voice in Portable Benefits
Sharon Block. 6/1/2017. “A Missed Opportunity: Worker Voice in Portable Benefits.” OnLabor.org. Publisher's Version
The Myth of a Pro-Union Trump
Sharon Block. 5/24/2017. “The Myth of a Pro-Union Trump.” DemocracyJournal.org (Briefing Book). Publisher's Version
Guest Post: Curtis Ellis Considered to Lead the Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Sharon Block. 5/15/2017. “Guest Post: Curtis Ellis Considered to Lead the Bureau of International Labor Affairs.” onLabor.org. Publisher's Version
More Falsehoods from OMB
Sharon Block. 5/9/2017. “More Falsehoods from OMB.” DemocracyJournal.org (Briefing Book). Publisher's Version
Labour rights indicators: a new resource for better understanding of labour rights in the world
Dora Sari, Mark Anner, and David Kucera. 5/2017. “Labour rights indicators: a new resource for better understanding of labour rights in the world.” Global Labour Column (Number 274). Publisher's VersionAbstract

Is compliance with international labour standards good for economic development, or does non-compliance give countries a competitive advantage? Are we faced with a ‘race to the bottom’ with respect to labour standards?...As old as these questions are, we still lack anything like definitive answers to them. Knowing the answers should not call into question the objective of improving compliance with international labour standards, but rather inform the strategy by which this is pursued. In spite of there being a fair amount of research, a key bottleneck in moving forward is adequate measures for many international labour standards, particularly for freedom of association and collective bargaining (FACB) rights which are intrinsically difficult to measure. To address this gap, new labour rights indicators and an accompanying dataset, both focusing on FACB rights, have been launched by the Center for Global Workers’ Rights at Penn State University together with the Global Labour University. 

No Era of Corporate Responsibility
Sharon Block. 4/10/2017. “No Era of Corporate Responsibility.” DemocracyJournal.org (Briefing Book). Publisher's Version
Guest Post: A Letter from Sharon Block
Sharon Block. 3/28/2017. “Guest Post: A Letter from Sharon Block.” onLabor.org. Publisher's Version
The New Rules Hurting Retirement Security
Sharon Block. 3/20/2017. “The New Rules Hurting Retirement Security.” DemocracyJournal.org (Briefing Book). Publisher's Version
Vetting Is About Policy, Too
Sharon Block. 3/3/2017. “Vetting Is About Policy, Too.” DemocracyJournal.org (Briefing Book). Publisher's Version
An Obama Executive Order that Trump Should Love
Sharon Block. 2/2/2017. “An Obama Executive Order that Trump Should Love.” HuffPost.org. Publisher's Version
2009
Card Check 2.0: A better fix for union organizing than the Employee Free Choice Act
Benjamin I. Sachs. 4/16/2009. “Card Check 2.0: A better fix for union organizing than the Employee Free Choice Act.” Slate Internet Magazine. Publisher's Version
Arnold M. Zack. 3/13/2009. “First Contract Arbitration: Issues and Design.” Labor and Employment Relations Association's Blog. Publisher's Version
Elaine Bernard. 2009. “Unions: Schools for Democracy.” Democratic Left, the online publication of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA),. PDF Version

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