Entries by Kay

Three things to start with

We talked about how some enterprising political party could put together an economic agenda that could include something more than the Earned Income Tax Credit and that agenda might include a discussion about why so many people who should be entitled to overtime pay don’t get any. I started thinking about overtime pay because my […]

Happy Labor Day

Here’s a nice story about workers coming together to create a non-state collective alternative to state actions (worker-friendly laws and regulation) for worker protection and negotiation. Those non-state entities are called labor unions, and no one has come up with anything to replace them yet which is probably why they keep rising from the dead […]

The Just In Time workplace isn’t working

We’ve talked about this quite a bit and I’m pleased it’s getting attention: Navarro is at the center of a new collision that pits sophisticated workplace technology against some fundamental requirements of parenting, with particularly harsh consequences for poor single mothers. Along with virtually every major retail and restaurant chain, Starbucks relies on software that […]

I myself believed this one

The Wisconsin state court said last week that Scott Walker’s voter suppression law was okay as long as Wisconsin somehow figures out “administratively” how to turn it into something other than a poll tax. Free birth certificates for everyone I guess! This is from Justin Levitt writing at Election Law Blog. I did not know […]