Posts tagged Daniel Wiessner
U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear freelancers’ challenge to California employment law
June 29, 2022 // In 2020, California voters approved a ballot referendum exempting app-based transportation services such as Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc from the scope of AB5. A state judge last year struck down the measure, saying it violated the state's workers' compensation law. An industry group's appeal is pending. The ASJA in its 2019 lawsuit claimed AB5 unreasonably blocks many freelance writers from being treated as independent contractors based on the content of their speech, while exempting similar work performed for marketing or artistic purposes. Samuel Siegel, California Department of Justice
New York Times tech workers vote to join union
March 7, 2022 // The workers voted 404-88 to join The NewsGuild of New York, which already represents other Times employees, according to the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The bargaining unit, known as the Times Tech Guild, is now the largest tech-worker union in the U.S., according to the NewsGuild.
D.C. Circuit: Federal worker unions can demand ‘midterm’ bargaining
January 28, 2022 // Federal-sector unions, which collectively represent more than 1 million government workers, have the right to demand that agencies bargain with them in the middle of a contract term, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday.
Unions, Dems urge lower bar to unionize small groups of workers
January 24, 2022 // Targeting smaller groups of workers can be a key organizing strategy when unions do not have the support of a company's entire workforce.
NLRB eyes overhaul of Trump-era independent contractor test
December 28, 2021 // The National Labor Relations Board could soon make it easier to show that workers are a company's employees and not independent contractors under federal labor law, allowing them to join unions.