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How The Labor Movement Is Thinking Ahead To a Post-Trump World

Rachel M. Cohen The Intercept
Just over 10 percent of workers are unionized, down from 35 percent in the mid-1950s. Potentially, though, a wave of Democratic victories in 2018 and 2020 could give labor groups a chance to turn things around. With an eye toward that moment, labor’s leading strategists are coming together to build a program that avoids the mistakes of the past.

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American Workers Need Better Job Protections

Moshe Z. Marvit and Shaun Richman New York Times
Just cause — a legal right to your job — should be an essential part of any package of reforms to restore workplace dignity and fairness.

Tidbits - September 21, 2017 - Reader Comments: Single Payer; World Citizenship; Puerto Rico is Getting Squeezed, and that was Before Hurricane Maria; Confederate Statutes and the Myth of Robert E. Lee; Resources; Announcements; and more ...

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Reader Comments: Single Payer; World Citizenship; Unions are NOT Created by Labor Law; Puerto Rico is Getting Squeezed, and that was Before Hurricane Maria; Confederate Statutes and the Myth of Robert E. Lee; Resources; Announcements; and more ...

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Brazil: Workers’ Rights Under Threat From Government Reforms

Mathilde Dorcadie Equal Times
The ousting of President Dilma Rousseff has provided an opportunity for the proponents of neoliberalism and those who want to break union power. Most of Brazil's union centers fear that proposed government reforms will weaken unions and further the spread of subcontracting.

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The GOP’s National Right to Work Bill Is a Smokescreen—The Threat Is What Comes Next

Moshe Z. Marvit Working In These Times
Labor sould figtt the proposed National RIght to Work Law. But it is more imortant to continue to build alliances among other progressive groups to fight other reforms that have a serious chance of passage. In particular, labor should put its resources into organizing government workers who are under attack on all sides.

Tidbits - October 15, 2015 - Kunduz bombing;; NLRB at 80; Grace Lee Boggs; Pinochet Murder - CIA knew; prison divestiture, Ethel Rosenberg, Announcements and more...

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Reader Comments: Kunduz, Doctors Without Borders and War Crimes; U.S. Labor Law at 80 - a dissenting view; Grace Lee Boggs; Congress in Chaos; Pinochet Murder and the CIA; Connecticut's Malloy attacks college unions; TPP; Henning Mankell; Prisons and Campaign to Divest from Private Prisons; Ethel Rosenberg Celebrated on 100th birthday in New York; Announcements: Eastampton, MA; New York; San Francisco; Brooklyn' Labor Notes is Hiring

US Labor Law at 80: The Enduring Relevance of Class Struggle Unionism

Immanuel Ness Portside
At the center of the liberal democratic system, workers have fiercely resisted exploitation through the development of worker-based organizations rooted in the ideal of paving the road to a classless and democratic society. All those seeking greater labor militancy must recognize that traditional unions are unable to escape the trap set in the 1930s through fidelity to the collective bargaining agreement. [An earlier version was published by CounterPunch.]
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