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I want to take a moment to honor the workers I've gotten to know over the years I've practiced law. Today being #InternationalWorkersDay, we're reminded that workers are the majority, worldwide, and face a common struggle, worldwide.
It's too easy it is for our legal system to disadvantage workers - disproportionately immigrant. The protections aren't where they must be, and are where they shouldn't.

Not paid a living wage.
Victimized by labor brokers who earn their trust.
Victims of payroll fraud.
Unsafe working conditions.
Threats of immigration enforcement.
Workplace raids.
Barred from organizing.
Suffering under at-will "right to work."

I remember my clients who have been victimized in at least one of these ways, sometimes more.
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Today is #MayDay and #InternationalWorkersDay and #LabourDay and beyond recognizing the past victories of the labor movement in achieving milestones like the 8-hour day, we really need to talk about the future of the labor movement in a world increasingly automated by machines...
As automation continues, potentially eliminating 1/2 of all existing jobs by 2030, eroding security & buying power through the growth of part-time jobs, low-paid work, temp labor, gig labor and freelancing, unconditional basic income represents the ability to empower ALL workers.
The ability for everyone to say NO to any & all employers would have an undeniable effect on bargaining power. It'd mean greater profit sharing, higher wages, shorter days/weeks, improved working conditions, more flexibility, etc. UBI can even function as a universal strike fund.
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