Publications

2017
Benching Anthem Protesters is Illegal
Benjamin I. Sachs. 10/12/2017. “Benching Anthem Protesters is Illegal.” OnLabor.
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
WE NEED STRONGER LABOR UNIONS TO PROTECT THE MIDDLE CLASS
Sharon Block. 9/4/2017. “WE NEED STRONGER LABOR UNIONS TO PROTECT THE MIDDLE CLASS.” Newsweek. 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
UAW Loss at Nissan
Sharon Block. 8/7/2017. “UAW Loss at Nissan.” onLabor.org. Publisher's Version
Does Nissan Believe Americans Are Second Class Citizens
Sharon Block. 7/19/2017. “Does Nissan Believe Americans Are Second Class Citizens.” OnLabor.org. Publisher's Version
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 Effects of Scientists and Engineers on Productivity and Earnings at the Establishment Where They Work
Erling Barth, James C. Davis, Richard B. Freeman, and Andrew J. Wang. 6/2017. “The Effects of Scientists and Engineers on Productivity and Earnings at the Establishment Where They Work.” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper, No. 23484. Publisher's VersionAbstract
This paper uses linked establishment-firm-employee data to examine the relationship between the scientists and engineers proportion (SEP) of employment, and productivity and labor earnings. We show that: (1) most scientists and engineers in industry are employed in establishments producing goods or services, and do not perform research and development (R&D); (2) productivity is higher in manufacturing establishments with higher SEP, and increases with increases in SEP; (3) employee earnings are higher in manufacturing establishments with higher SEP, and increase substantially for employees who move to establishments with higher SEP, but only modestly for employees within an establishment when SEP increases in the establishment. The results suggest that the work of scientists and engineers in goods and services producing establishments is an important pathway for increasing productivity and earnings, separate and distinct from the work of scientists and engineers who perform R&D.
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

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