Author: Jobs With Justice

Misclassification of employees as independent contractors costs us all: federal and state governments, businesses, workers, and taxpayers. Our laws grant workers vital workplace benefits and protections, as long as the worker is a direct employee of the employer. Consequently, workers who are independent contractors in name only are cheated out… Read More»

Strong partnerships with workers and unions help companies stay afloat in a tough economy Decreased demand for products and services, healthcare costs, increased domestic competition, and difficulty attracting investors are just some of the most pressing obstacles affecting businesses’ financial stability, according to a recent poll by the Society for… Read More»

Business leaders from around the country recognize the important role unions can play in restoring balance to our faltering economy. These employers, investors, and academics see unions as a way to achieve long-term economic growth and stability. » Download as a PDF: Business Leaders Support Workers’ Rights and a Fair Economy Employers… Read More»

It’s more important than ever for America’s workers to be able to stand together to protect their jobs and improve their economic situation. Strengthening workers’ rights to form unions is one of the best steps Congress can take to restore the economy and rebuild the middle class. » Download as a… Read More»

Many businesses understand the value unions bring to their bottom line: increased productivity, improved service, lower turnover, higher sales, job training, and community reinvestment. As lawmakers ponder ways to improve the economy and create jobs, strengthening workers’ rights to form unions must be considered as an effective way to invigorate businesses… Read More»

Deutsche Telekom’s U.S. Labor Practices The failure of U.S. labor law to protect America’s workers from pervasive unionbusting is well-documented. Yet little attention has been paid to the practice of foreign companies operating in cooperation with their employees in their home countries, where labor laws are stronger, while failing to… Read More»

When unscrupulous employers fail to uphold labor standards for certain groups of workers, like undocumented immigrants, all U.S. workers suffer the consequences. By driving down labor standards to the lowest common denominator, it becomes harder to enforce laws and standards even for native-born workers. In this report we focus on… Read More»

When workers have a seat at the table, their voices strengthen local economic development and helps ensure fairness, quality jobs, and long-term sustainable growth. Labor unions have been responding to the unfair policies of the last several decades by taking action to shape local economic development policies/issues.1  In partnerships with… Read More»

How American Labor Law Denies a Quarter of the Workforce Collective Bargaining Rights Download Executive Summary (PDF) Download Full Report (PDF) The right to organize and bargain collectively under the protection of law is the bedrock upon which workers are able to form or join a labor union. American labor… Read More»

Neither Free Nor Fair: The Subversion of Democracy Under NLRB Elections contrasts what NLRB elections look like in the real world with what happens in elections for public office. By Gordon Lafer, Ph.D. American Rights at Work July 2007 Executive Summary (PDF: 4 pages, 77KB) Full Report (PDF: 72 pages, 733 KB)… Read More»