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Ed Markey faces Senate challenge: high-profile labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan

Massachusetts voters officially have a 2020 Senate primary on their hands. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a high-profile labor attorney, announced Monday that she is running for the US Senate, challenging Senator Edward J. Markey in a Democratic primary next year.

Boston Labor Lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan Launches U.S. Senate Bid Against Markey

High-profile workers' rights lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan will challenge U.S. Sen. Ed Markey in the 2020 Democratic primary. The 49-year-old Brookline resident launched her campaign against the longtime member of Congress on Monday, presenting herself as a champion for women, blue-collar workers and families and vowing to break the "endless cycle" of maintaining the status quo.

US Sen. Ed Markey Facing Democratic Primary Challenger

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary in Massachusetts. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers' rights lawyer, announced her intention Monday to challenge the one-term senator for the Democratic nomination.

The First Big Democratic Primary Challenge of 2020 Is Happening In Massachusetts

Labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan announced this week that she is running for the U.S. Senate, challenging incumbent Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in next year’s Democratic primary race.

Brookline Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordon On Why She Wants To Take On Sen. Ed Markey In 2020

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey has served in Congress for more than 35 years, but one Brookline labor lawyer has decided that this term should be his last. Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan will challenge Markey in the Democratic primary next year. Liss-Riordan has spent the past two decades fighting for worker's rights, against companies which include Uber, Starbucks, FedEx and American Airlines.

Meet “Sledgehammer Shannon,” the Lawyer Who Is Uber’s Worst Nightmare

In early 2012, on a visit to San Francisco, Shannon Liss-Riordan went to a restaurant with some friends. Over dinner, one of her companions began to describe a new car-hailing app that had taken Silicon Valley by storm. “Have you seen this?” he asked, tapping Uber on his phone. “It’s changed my life.”

Amazon delivery drivers sue company over job status

The complaint, filed in federal court in Seattle, was brought forth by the same attorney who led two class-action lawsuits against Uber by discontented drivers. These lawsuits yielded a proposed $100 million settlement that’s still fighting its way through the court system.

Starbucks Workers Tips Suit Scores $14 Million Win Against Coffee Giant

Starbucks workers in Massachusetts just got the tip of a lifetime. Late last week, a federal appeals court in Boston awarded a group of baristas at the Seattle-based coffee chain $14 million, the Boston Globe reports.

Cleaning company took franchise fees illegally, SJC rules

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that Coverall North America Inc. illegally collected franchise fees from a worker, clearing the way for hundreds of workers involved in a class-action lawsuit against the cleaning company to be awarded millions of dollars in damages.

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Harvard Club of Boston Settles With Waiters Over Tips

The Harvard Club of Boston reached a tentative settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by servers who said they weren’t paid tips. “It has been amicably resolved,” Shannon Liss-Riordan, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said yesterday in a phone interview. She declined to comment further. A Sept. 10 entry in the case docket in Massachusetts state court says “case settled” without giving details.

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The lawyer looking to kill the ‘gig economy’

In a San Francisco federal court hearing late last month, Liss-Riordan and a colleague attended a hearing in a high-profile class action lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. Across the aisle sat Theodore Boutrous, Jr., a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, with a full legal team and several supporters in the front row of the court room.

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Shannon Liss-Riordan, a Boston-based employment-rights lawyer, is leading the charge against Uber and Lyft. She has represented drivers from both companies who have filed lawsuits, alleging they've been misclassified as "independent contractors" when they should be classified as "employees."

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