Labor and workplace reporter for NY Times. Ex-TNR. Author of The Escape Artists, book on Obama admin & economy. noamscheiber@gmail.com

Graduate students are given the right to form unions

adn.com — Nation/World Author: Noam Scheiber, The New York Times Updated: 12 minutes ago Published 12 minutes ago Punctuating a string of Obama-era moves to shore up labor rights and expand protections for workers, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities have a federally backed right to unionize.

Graduate Students Clear Hurdle in Effort to Form Union

nytimes.com — Students who work as teaching and research assistants will be allowed to vote to unionize under a ruling Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board that found that they are employees under federal labor law.

After Ailes and Cosby, a Moment for More Women to Speak Up

nytimes.com — That sentiment was echoed by Carol Costello, a CNN anchor who, in a segment that aired last week, said that she had been sexually harassed when she was younger. Ms. Costello said she was inspired by the Ailes and Cosby cases to step forward, and thought it was important "to add my voice to the cause," but was skeptical about whether it would lead to systemic change.

After Ailes and Cosby, a Moment for More Women to Speak Up

nytimes.com — That sentiment was echoed by Carol Costello, a CNN anchor who, in a segment that aired last week, said that she had been sexually harassed when she was younger. Ms. Costello said she was inspired by the Ailes and Cosby cases to step forward, and thought it was important "to add my voice to the cause," but was skeptical about whether it would lead to systemic change.

A Union Power Broker in an Age of Insurgencies

nytimes.com — Most significant has been his attention to the rank and file, which includes people as diverse as school cafeteria workers to corrections officers. In late 2014, he started Afscme Strong, an effort to have union officials and activists conduct open-ended conversations with one million members, the better to create a sense of belonging and to gin up local activism for facing down employers or participating in local political and legislative campaigns.

Harvard and Yale Obama and Clinton's Rival Law Schools

newrepublic.com — If a transition tells you something about a president's style-if not his chances of success-then Bill Clinton and Barack Obama could hardly be more different. Clinton was often at his worst as president-elect. Key rules were overlooked (Hillary spent weeks flirting with a cabinet job before learning that anti-nepotism laws precluded it) and key setbacks were self-inflicted (gays-in-the-military sh...

Gretchen Carlson’s Contract Could Shroud Her Case in Secrecy

nytimes.com — Strict confidentiality can turn up in a variety of contexts, from payday-lending outfits, which sometimes rely on them to conceal the true identity of lenders that operate through shell companies, to personal relationships. But, according to Mr. Bland, only a small minority of employers insert strict confidentiality provisions into their arbitration agreements with workers.

Gretchen Carlson Suit Aims at Retaliation Over Discrimination

nytimes.com — Reading the complaint that Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor, filed this week against Roger Ailes, the network's chairman, one thing stands out above all: the overtness of the sexual harassment that Ms. Carlson says she endured.

Barracuda | New Republic

newrepublic.com — The resentments of Sarah Palin. It's unlikely the name Sarah Palin would mean much to anyone if not for a man named Nick Carney. Long before she stood up to Republican cronies and "the good old boys" of Alaska, Palin stood up to Carney, a colleague on Wasilla's city council.

Expensive Law Degree, No Place to Use It

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Aug 25, 2016

@RachelMorris @avizenilman @IChotiner yes, i'm interested in the climate change stories. tho most useful ones won't be out for a while.

Aug 25, 2016

@avizenilman @IChotiner @RachelMorris but if there are daily natural disasters for weeks on end, capacity to read about each one diminishes.

Aug 25, 2016

@avizenilman @IChotiner @RachelMorris the first one happens, and you're like, oh my god. you can't get enough. 2/

Aug 25, 2016

@avizenilman @IChotiner @RachelMorris i think of it the way i think over our ability to digest coverage of natural disasters. 1/

Aug 25, 2016

@avizenilman @IChotiner @RachelMorris yes, and i'm saying the details have ceased to be interesting. there's no modulation--too much crazy.

Aug 25, 2016

@IChotiner @RachelMorris and even the extent of the damage is hard to get our heads around till after election. tho makes senate interesting

Aug 25, 2016

@IChotiner @RachelMorris but coverage of trump himself--what he says and does--has ceased to be interesting to me.

Aug 25, 2016

@IChotiner @RachelMorris i think the only interesting question is how deep the damage extends. those stories are interesting. 1/

Aug 25, 2016

@RachelMorris it was interesting then. but it's been 6-7 months of that...


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