Benjamin Sachs Releases Plan To Empower Workers and Employers

Former Fellow Benjamin Sachs (’99), the Kestnbaum Professor of Labor and Industry at Harvard Law School, coauthored a report, “Clean Slate for Worker Power: Building a Just Economy and Democracy,” for the school’s Labor and Worklife Program. The Boston Globe reported on the proposed fundamental redesign of labor law (“Harvard Professors Offer Sweeping Plan To Overhaul US Labor Laws,” Jan. 23), which involved consulting with more than 70 economists, union leaders, sociologists, workers, advocates and labor law professors over 18 months. “Clean Slate is our vision for what labor law would look like if it were actually designed to enable workers to build an equitable economy,” Benjamin said.