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To Mediate or Not to Mediate

To Mediate or Not to Mediate
In previous posts, we reviewed the steps for registering protests over employer contract violations through the grievance process. Now suppose the employer denies your grievance. What do you do next? Hopefully, your CBA includes language, which enables you to seek help through mediation and/or...

A Future Filled With Robots

A Future Filled With Robots
As a native San Franciscan, I live in the epicenter of technology while working, some might say, in a 20th-century business model: labor unions. Does the rise of tech signal the end of work as we know it? Maybe. As long as workers are exploited (and I don’t see any worldwide epiphanies to the...

Know Your Employer’s Rights?

Know Your Employer’s Rights?
“Why should we care about employers’ rights?” you say. “Employers have an army of advisers and consultants who stand ready to attack at a moment’s notice.” That may be true. But knowing your employer’s rights, or more specifically, the collective...

What MLK Taught Us About Fear

What MLK Taught Us About Fear
One of our greatest civil rights heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did not wait “for the right time” to lead his people to political and social freedom and equality. He made it the right time with his bold vision and strategy of non-violent resistance. Dr. King fearlessly confronted both his...