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Weekend News & Commentary – September 12, 2021

Weekend News & Commentary – September 12, 2021

Six U.S. senators, including Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), have called on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to investigate allegations that Amazon.com Inc. fails to make adequate provisions for pregnant employees at its warehouses, citing “what appears to be a concerning pattern of mistreatment of pregnant employees at Amazon fulfillment centers.” As […]

Marjorie Cohn on Texas Abortion Law, Kimberly Inez McGuire on Abortion Realities

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Marjorie Cohn on Texas Abortion Law, Kimberly Inez McGuire on Abortion Realities

  (cc photo: Beth Wilson) This week on CounterSpin: Many people will know that the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade in 1973, enshrining women’s right to access abortion—to choose when and whether to have a child. It seemed to signal recognition that abortion is healthcare, that most women who have abortions are mothers […]

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 26, 2021

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 26, 2021

Representatives from the People’s Parity Project have argued that President Biden’s bipartisan commission on Supreme Court reform is missing a key constituency: women and working people. They note that the vast majority of people testifying before the Commission have been professors teaching at elite law schools, and only a third have been women. A large […]

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Weekend News & Commentary – August 15, 2021

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Weekend News & Commentary – August 15, 2021

In the midst of The New York Times’ efforts to beat back a union drive among hundreds of its technology and product staffers, management-side lawyers representing the company accidentally leaked a private strategy memo to the union seeking to represent its employees. Indeed, last week a senior partner at Proskauer Rose sent an email to […]

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Federal Judge Recognizes President’s Ability to Remove NLRB GC At Will

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Federal Judge Recognizes President’s Ability to Remove NLRB GC At Will

Hours into his administration, President Biden fired the National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB) Trump-era general counsel (GC), Peter Robb.  Upon Robb’s termination, many Republicans clamored that Biden’s move was inappropriate, divisive, even illegal.  Many observers—including myself—were skeptical of that latter argument.  But over the past few months, corporations in pending litigation with the NLRB have […]

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William Dodge on Nestle Slave Labor, Michael Ratner on Donald Rumsfeld

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William Dodge on Nestle Slave Labor, Michael Ratner on Donald Rumsfeld

    Child chocolate worker in the Ivory Coast (Fortune, 3/1/16) (photo: Benjamin Lowy) This week on CounterSpin: Nestle CEO Mark Schneider told investors in February that “2020 was a year of hardship for so many,” yet he was “inspired by the way it has brought all of us closer together.” And also by an […]

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