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Sharon Block
Executive Director, Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. Formerly Sr Counselor to Labor Sec Tom Perez and head of DOL Policy Office; Member of NLRB
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Felicia Wong Aug 13
Great job and team! requires smarts, savvy, and beauty. Congrats on hitting the mark on all.
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Sharon Block Aug 13
So, the Trump OSHA can’t find time to issue an emergency pandemic standard to save workers’ lives but the Energy Dept can issue a rule to improve DJT’s hair washing? No words.
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Charlotte Burrows Aug 12
I am deeply troubled by the Chair’s decision to overhaul 's Sunshine Act rules by eliminating the rule that the Commission vote publicly when requested by a Commissioner. For decades, the rule helped protect the public’s right to know what government is doing and why.
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Clean Slate for Worker Power Aug 11
Latest report also calls for sectoral bargaining, a core recommendation for a more just and equitable economy and democracy
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Felicia Wong Aug 10
You know what was great about writing ? It was pretty straightforward! We said: here's what we need to do: - Cancel debts - Create federal jobs - Federalize UI - Guarantee universal childcare - Mandate sectoral bargaining Meaning: build power. Was liberating.
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OnLabor Aug 11
In July, ’s overturned a 70-year precedent in a footnote, making it harder to prove bosses’ anti-union motive in retaliation cases. ’s Andrew Storm notes the decision fails workers & shows the need for reforms
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Sharon Block Aug 11
Such a sad yet accurate title from & in : "With OSHA as an Employer Advice Columnist, States and Cities Should Protect Workers from COVID-19." Workers lives depend on states acting.
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Sara Nelson Aug 10
Jobs. Congress must act this week or millions more will go jobless, lose healthcare, & fall fast without a safety net. This is deadly serious for aviation workers & others. The EOs do absolutely nothing. Let’s look at some real numbers & the ripple effect across our economy 1/20
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Jared Odessky Aug 10
Uber CEO is right about one thing: “Our current employment system is outdated and unfair.” We need . But he’s dead wrong on the law when it comes to choosing between flexibility and protections, as Terri says and as Ben Sachs writes here
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Terri Gerstein Aug 10
Holy cow - Janet Herold who is a brilliant workers’ rights lawyer is being involuntarily reassigned by ⁦⁩ from CA to a demoted job in Chicago,⁩ in retaliation for fighting too much for workers. I’ve known her since 1L year; she’s exceptional
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Sharon Block Aug 10
Big, bold ideas-just what we rely on for. Call for sectoral bargaining fits in this blueprint. Appreciate the shout out for . Must read if you want to imagine what is possible for a fairer economy and society.
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AndrewStettner Aug 9
”This will disappoint workers. They think they’ll get that $400 next week, but they’re not.” My view on trump executive order
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Terri Gerstein Aug 8
Mass AG office has a hotline for workers to report Covid safety concerns. That info is public. This article is an example of how gov't disclosure can lead to publicity, which I think probably leads to Improved conditions at many employers highlighted.
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Sharon Block Aug 7
Replying to @sharblock
A3 No mystery why a lot fewer jobs were added in July- the virus came roaring back. Wearing a mask is the best economic policy at this moment. We need to take care of people’s economic AND physical health until the pandemic is under control. (2/2)
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Sharon Block Aug 7
A3. Important to put these numbers in context of the public health crisis. Numbers also show it's impossible to separate public health crisis from economic crisis. (1/2)
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Sharon Block Aug 7
Yes!! This ⬇️💯
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Sharon Block Aug 7
Replying to @sharblock
A2 And when we talk about what is good for the “economy,” let’s not lose sight of what is good for families. Millions of families are relying on that $600 benefit for food and necessities. It isn’t “nice to have;” it is MUST HAVE. (3/3)
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Sharon Block Aug 7
Replying to @EconomicPolicy
A2 As shows, it’d be bad for the economy to take away ability of millions of unemployed people to spend the money that keeps businesses open. Unemployed people are spending money immediately in their communities. (2/3)
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Sharon Block Aug 7
A2 Today’s release shows us that our economy is still historically weak and that millions of workers will be unemployed for a long time. (1/3)
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Raj Nayak Aug 7
It’s good that the unemployment rate ticked down. But unemployment is still beyond crisis levels. As and have argued, policymakers should look at the Black unemployment rate as the measuring stick for what interventions are needed.
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