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Behind the Virtuous Façade

Mateo Crossa and James M. Cypher Dollars and Sense
On July 1, 2020, NAFTA was replaced by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The new labor provisions require Mexico to restructure its labor relations system with US oversight. Mexican workers will most likely continue to suffer.

On Police Reform, the AFL-CIO Has a Lot of Catching Up to Do

Alex N. Press Jacobin
The AFL-CIO’s new report on police reform doesn’t come anywhere close to what’s needed. Written largely from the perspective of police officers, it rejects calls to defund the police, embracing the failed approach of trying to weed out bad apples.

Not All Labor Law Reforms Are Created Equal

Nelson Lichtenstein Jacobin
Two major pieces of labor law legislation, both rooted in the concept of “sectoral bargaining,” are now being weighed in California and New York. California’s would represent a genuine advance for low-wage workers; New York’s would be a disaster.

Outside Amazon Fulfillment Center, Workers Demand Tax Fairness

Michael Moore Workday Minnesota
Corporations like Amazon need to pay their fair share so we can address decades of delayed essential maintenance and upgrades to provide all Minnesotans with safe roads and bridges, affordable housing and functional school buildings.

Lubberland

Joseph B Atkins Labor South
The South's patrician political leadership still has contempt for the lower classes of "Lubberland"