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It Ain't Over Till it's Over

Kathy Wilkes Isthmus
In May, the Supreme Court rejected a class action suit brought by Epic workers, effectively limiting the collective bargaining rights of 60 million workers. But the case — now back in district court — is far from dead.

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The Coming Progressive Agenda for Workers’ Rights

Kalena Thomhave American Prospect
Workers rights under the law have suffered systemic neglect since the National Labor Relations Act was passed in 1935. Fixing it is a start, but much more needs to be done.

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Under Trump, Labor Protections Stripped Away

Katie Johnston The Boston Globe
“This has been a terrible 18 months-plus for working people in this country,” said Celine McNicholas, director of labor law and policy at the Economic Policy Institute. “It’s an unprecedented attack on workers.”

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Labor's Last Stand

Garret Keizer Harper's Magazine
Unions must either demand a place at the table or be part of the meal

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Missouri Voters Overwhelmingly Reject ‘Right to Work’

Chris Brooks and Alexandra Bradbury Labor Notes
After an all out effort by the labor movement, voters in Missouri rejected "right to work" legislation by a 2-1 margin. This reprised a labor victory from 40 years ago when voters rejected similar anti-worker legislation.

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New Hampshire Reacts To Janus Decision

Matt Murray NH Labor News
By joining together and working in union, we will fight the corrupt forces intent on dismantling worker protections and continue the fight for safe jobs with good wages and benefits, dignity and respect in the workplace for all.

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Heartbreaking and Hidden: The Lockout Offensive by Employers

Linda Briskin Our Times
Employers use lockouts to weaken unions. Lockouts sabotage the functioning of the union-management relationship, and they undermine standard and secure jobs in favour of more precariousness. Lockouts are also sometimes used to shift production from one plant or country to another, as well as to close unionized plants.

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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.
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