Labor Policy


California After Dynamex: Worker Classification by Favor, Folly and Faux Pas
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Ian Adams

AB 5 legislation, which redefines what it means to be an independent contractor in California, and the employment classification test it creates restricts the freedom of workers, diminishes their…

, National Review
The Next Union Era
Eli Lehrer

Cutting government mandates could help unions better serve workers

Dressed in crisp, deep indigo jeans, a suit jacket, and a dress shirt, David Rolf — former president of one of the most…

, National Review
Don’t ‘Reclassify’ Contractors as Employees
C. Jarrett Dieterle

“Is this worker an employee, or just a contractor?”

It’s a seemingly simple question, but it has stark ramifications under American labor law — and some claim that the so-called gig economy is…

, The Hill
Freedom to Compete Act would benefit many American workers
Eli Lehrer

For Americans earning modest wages, the ability to switch jobs provides a means of upward mobility. Yet about 30 million Americans have had to sign noncompete agreements that prevent them…

, Governing
Why Turning Contractors Into Employees Hurts Everyone
C. Jarrett Dieterle

When the California Supreme Court decided to introduce a new test to determine whether workers should be classified as employees instead of independent contractors, the immense costs the decision…

, The Mercury News
Opinion: Crony carve-outs in California independent-contractor fight
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Steven Greenhut

In the aftermath of a far-reaching California Supreme Court decision regarding worker classification, state lawmakers are poised to fail one of the most basic tests of good governance: the equal…

, The American Spectator
Dems to Farm Workers: ‘No, No Puedes’
Steven Greenhut

It’s taken nearly five years of administrative battles, legislative interference, and lawsuits, but the California state government has finally counted farm workers’ votes in a union election at…

, Western Free Press
If the Left Desires to Curb Police Abuse, They Must Confront Their Allegiance to Unions
Steven Greenhut

From the Western Free Press:
In this regard, police unions are rarely ever different from other unions in the public sector. Just like firing bad cops is rarely ever done, firing bad teachers and…

Barriers to sound postal pension risk management
Nick Zaiac

Congress is considering many postal proposals, and changes to pensions is one of the options on the table.
Postal law that mandates extra-conservative use of postal savings puts letter carriers and…

, California Policy Center
Don’t believe the hysteria: There are other ways for public workers to get benefits
Steven Greenhut

The media coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Janus decision, striking down all mandatory union dues-collections as an infringement of the First Amendment, has been met with weeping and…