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Right to Work has Failed to Live up to Conservative Hype

Rick Haglund Michigan Advance
The annual decline in the number of union members actually slowed after the a right-to-work law in Michigan took effect in 2013. And membership grew to 604,000 in 2020 from 589,000 in 2019. 

Small Businesses Are Overrated

Matt Bruenig Jacobin
We shouldn’t fetishize mom and pops. They offer lower wages, skimpier benefits, and inferior labor protections.

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How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Keeps Working People Poor and Destroys the Environment

Simon Swartzman Working In These Times
The Chamber of Commerce is basically a lobbyist for hire that reaches into other arenas of power to set the policy agenda for the nation in areas of central concern for its members. Major businesses hire the Chamber to carry out very particular legislative or other projects to change policies in ways that have big consequences for American consumers, American workers, international workers, the environment, and consumer regulations.
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