Labor Relations Insight

Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson Who Watches the Watchmen? “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” (Translated: “Who will guard the guards themselves?”) Juvenal’s Satire IV One of my favorite graphic novels (what we grownups call comic books to make them sound more serious) is The Watchmen by...
Laboring Toward 2020

Laboring Toward 2020

Bernie Sanders beat out Elizabeth Warren for the endorsement of National Nurses United, the country’s largest nurses union. The NNU backed Sanders in 2016, and despite Warren’s own Medicare for All plan, the NNU went with Sanders for 2020. This also brings to Sanders...
AI, Technology and Labor

AI, Technology and Labor

AI hiring software is becoming more prevalent and those in the industry say we should get used to it. HireVue is one of the companies getting the most spotlight for its offerings with more than 100 employers, including Hilton and Unilever, now using this system....
Tech/Media

Tech/Media

A former Kickstarter employee has launched a new project on Kickstarter that is designed to help workers unionize the tech industry. It’s called “Solidarity Onboarding” and it’s essentially an onboarding kit (booklet, pin, pencil, sticker) for tech workers who are...
It’s All Academic

It’s All Academic

Wisconsin Representative, Mark Pocan, introduced a bill this month that would officially change the classification of graduate student workers to be that of employees with the ability to unionize. This bill, if passed, would potentially block the NLRB’s recent...
Union Corruption

Union Corruption

The UAW continues to steal the headlines when it comes to union corruption these days. In the last month… Gary Jones, UAW president, resigned amid suspicion of his involvement in the ongoing scandals. Jeffery Pietrzyk pleaded guilty to taking bribes and...