The federal agency charged with protecting employees’ rights to collectively improve their job standards is in limbo. That’s great news for unscrupulous employers who want to take advantage of workers, but it serves as a wake-up call for those of us who care about workers’ rights. In January 2013, the… Read More»

CONTACT: Ori Korin, 202-822-2127 x126 Today, international worker rights groups are calling for immediate action from international corporations and brands following the horrific news of a deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, in Dhaka Bangladesh. The collapse of the eight story building that housed five factories… Read More»

CONTACT: Ori Korin, (202) 822-2127 x126 Washington, D.C. – Following the White House’s announcement of the Department of Justice’s Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez as the nominee for the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Sarita Gupta, executive director of Jobs with Justice and American Rights at Work… Read More»

In the coming days, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a series of proposals to reform its own rules in an effort to prevent gridlock and ensure that our elected leaders are held accountable to actually casting votes on critical issues.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is… Read More»

 David B. Lipsky (Cornell University) J. Ryan Lamare (American Rights at Work and Cornell University)[1] Abhishek Gupta (Cornell University) The rise of employment arbitration in the United States has been accompanied by concerns about whether the procedure provides a fair and equitable forum for the parties that use it. On… Read More»

CONTACT: Zoe Bridges-Curry, (202) 822-2127 x122 Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a final rule that includes some but not all of the proposals set forth in its recent proposal to ensure a fairer union election process for workers. The final rule standardizes the… 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»

The following is a list of tactics used by employers to prevent employees from voting for union representation. While most Americans would consider these tactics to be too intimidating to ensure that a fair election could be held, they were all found to be legal under the National Labor Relations… Read More»

American Rights at Work Demands Accountability and Immediate Change of Course  CONTACT: Josh Goldstein, 202-822-2127 x118 WASHINGTON, DC—American Rights at Work today launched an unprecedented web-based campaign highlighting the numerous failures of Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, President Bush’s longest-serving cabinet member. Through, the public will get… Read More»

New report uncovers how employers exploit weakness in U.S. labor law during union recognition elections CONTACT: Liz Cattaneo 202-822-2127 x104 WASHINGTON, DC – A new report released today by American Rights at Work reveals how telecom giant Verizon has broken the law to thwart workers’ freedom to form unions… Read More»