In Claire Denis’ 2005 film L’Intrus, a man who has been very physically fit and who has led an active life begins to recognize his own physical vulnerability, as he ages and becomes ill with a weak heart. He decides to buy a new heart. Drawing from a sequence of scenes, we surmise that this is to be achieved through the purchase of a heart (and operation) from a clandestine international market in organs and organ transplants. He travels to Switzerland to take money from a bank account to pay for the transaction. He meets a woman in a hotel room, to whom he gives his order for a “young” heart. Scenes of him moving with ease through a number of countries in order to accomplish his project are intercut with scenes of attempts at illicit border crossings, both by people engaged in contraband smuggling and workers sans papiers.
Mandatory arbitration for guestworkers, a uniquely vulnerable group, will result in class inequality and worse conditions for all workers.
An evidentiary privilege to protect workers' confidential communications from disclosure in federal and state court proceedings would support unions.
Labor organizing privilege is not a magic bullet that will secure the rights of workers to organize and collectively bargain. Employers will continue to resist the efforts of their workers to organize.
DOJ guidance for mentally impaired detainees in immigration removal proceedings should be amended to provide counsel at earlier signs of incompetence.