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Yes, America Is Rigged Against Workers

Steven Greenhouse New York Times
Academics debate why American workers are in many ways worse off than their counterparts elsewhere, but there is overriding agreement on one reason: Labor unions are weaker in the United States than in other industrial nations.

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Here’s What Unions Think about Medicare for All

Amanda Michelle Gomez ThinkProgress
How might collective bargaining change if health care wasn't tethered to work? Democratic presidential candidates aren’t in agreement over how to solve the current health care crisis, where 1 in 2 sick Americans cannot afford health care.

Trump’s NAFTA Replacement Needs to Have Its Tires Kicked

Harley Shaiken Los Angeles Times
We need a new trade agreement but one that will protect U.S. workers and families. The best way to do this is ensuring the rights of Mexican workers. Under the “new NAFTA” — the reality for both Mexican and U.S. workers would not be much changed.

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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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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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