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December 6, 2019

In a very union-resistant state, one small group of workers within a large company voted to organize despite the opposition of the larger population of workers who overwhelmingly rejected the union in 2017. When the flight-readiness technicians employed at Boeing's South Carolina plant voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), it became a fight of national significance. In the latest reversal of an Obama-era precedent, a divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) invalidated a petitioned-for “micro-unit” at the North Charleston Boeing plant.

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October 16, 2019

On October 16, Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced a bill that would limit the use of non-compete agreements by employers. The bill, according to Senator Young, would “empower our workers and entrepreneurs so they can freely apply their talents where their skills are in greatest demand.”

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April 28, 2019

In April 2019, New York state lawmakers expanded protections for victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. In May, New York city Mayor, Bill de Blasio followed suit by signing the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act, which was a package of bills aimed at addressing and preventing sexual harassment on the job and imposes additional requirements on top of the existing New York State Laws.

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