Benjamin Sachs

Benjamin Sachs is the Kestnbaum Professor of Labor and Industry at Harvard Law School and the faculty co-director of Harvard’s Labor and Worklife Program. Professor Sachs is a leading expert in the field of labor law and labor relations and teaches courses in labor law, employment law, and law and social change. His writing focuses on union organizing and unions in American politics and has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the New York Times, and elsewhere. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty in 2008, Professor Sachs was the Joseph Goldstein Fellow at Yale Law School.

From the lack of paid sick leave to a shortage of hospital beds, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed glaring problems in our social infrastructure. Those who remain on the job in essential industries risk exposure, and therefore their lives, every day. The threat posed to working people today is both an immediate crisis and also