Open Letter in Support of Workers' Free Speech on Black Friday
Click here for the L&EC open letter, and see our statement on our Solidarity page.
Annual Cuba Research Program Announced
Click here for the 2016 brochure for the NLG L&EC annual research program. Click here for the webpage with more details.
Report from ANAD ALAL Conference
Labor lawyers and union leaders from across the Americas resume international cooperation for workers' rights at ANAD (Mexican National Association of Democratic Lawyers) and ALAL (Association of Latin American Labor Lawyers) Congress in Mexico City from November 5-9, 2015. Click here for a report of the conference. Click here for more information about international labor issues.
Law Student Opportunities - Conference call
On Tuesday October 20, 2015, join the NLG L&EC hosted conference call with representatives from the AFL-CIO, SEIU and the Peggy Browning fund to learn about summer and post-grad job opportunities. Click here for details. Click here for more law student information.
Law Student Union Summer 2016
Applications are due soon. Students who are 2L must file by October 19, 2015. Students who are 1L must file by January 15, 2016. Click here for more information from the AFL-CIO. See our student page for information about additional law student opportunities.
Brandworkers Annual Dinner
Stand with local food production workers at a turning point for justice and celebrate extraordinary Champions of Economic Justice at the 2015 Brandworkers Awards Dinner on November 12, 2015. You'll be joined by over 250 change-makers, community leaders, lawyers, scholars, unionists, and philanthropists at a stunning venue to demonstrate support for the Brandworkers mission and revel in a vibrant community.
9 important worker victories in 2014
Click here to see story online or click here for a PDF. Published 1/1/2015.
CA Wage/Hour Worker victory
A unanimous California Supreme Court clarified that on-call employees required to spend time at their worksites and under the employer's control are entitled to compensation for all hours, including sleep time. In addition, the Court unequivocally held that state wage and hour law does not implicitly incorporate the federal standard unless state law and the wage orders contain an express exemption similar to that found in federal law. This is a tremendous victory for California workers. Great work by Plaintiff's attorney Cathe Caraway-Howard for her courage in sticking with this through years of litigation, Miles Locker on the Supreme Court briefing, and Hina Shah, who weighed in on behalf of CLIWA advocates with an amicus brief on which many of us joined. Click here for the decision.
Dues for 2015 now due!
JOIN US .... by submitting your dues for 2015. Dues envelopes are being mailed now or you can pay via PayPal.
NAFTA at 20
CLICK here for AFL-CIO March, 2014, report, focused on the total failure of the economic model it epitomizes.
Temp Worker VISA info
CLICK here for Global Workers Justice Alliance Temp Workers VISA info.
CLICK here for their May, 2012, report - Visas, Inc.: Corporate Control and Policy Incoherence in the Temporary Labor System.
Shiny Cars - Shattered Dreams
The International Commission for Labor Rights issued in August, 2014, this report on precarious workers in the Chennai auto hub, their working conditions, and their challenges in exercising their right to freedom of association. Click here for the report.
The NLG assists in mass defense throughout the country. Click here to jump to the page on our L&EC website with information about how you can become involved and with links to substantive material and to the NLG webpage with contacts throughout the country.
Lost in the Debt Ceiling Debate: The Legal Duty to Create Jobs
Jeanne Mirer, NLG L&EC Steering Committee member, and Marjorie Cohn, former President of the NLG, wrote an article published August 11, 2011 in CommonDreams.org and a number of other locations. This is a compelling piece and a must read for everyone. Click here for the article.
Information about upcoming events
-National Lawyers Guild
-NLG Annual Report 2012
-NLG Law Student info
-NLG Law Student Chapters