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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

How Bosses Use “Open Shop” Campaigns to Crush Unions

Shaun Richman Working in These Times
Two new books shed light on the sustained union-busting campaigns that bookended that all-too brief period of labor-management détente. Chad Pearson’s Reform or Repression: Organizing America’s Anti-Union Movement, and Lane Windham's Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970’s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide.

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Why Virginia’s Open Shop Referendum Should Matter to the Entire American Labor Movement in 2016

Douglas Williams Working In These Times
Republicans in Virginia have proposed a referendum in November to strengthen the state's existing open shop laws. In this, an opportunity presents itself that labor unions must take. Our goal should not simply be to defeat the proposal: it should be a realignment of the conversation surrounding the role in labor unions in Virginia’s—and America’s—political economy.

Missing Portside Posts - Saturday and Sunday

Portside Moderator Portside
Portside's posts did not go out as scheduled Saturday and Sunday. Our service provider, May First, upgraded all of their servers Saturday, to prevent coordinated hacking and DOS - Denial of Service attacks. Unfortunately there were conflicts between the new server software and the software that Portside uses to send posts. We have identified the problem, and are now working to correct it. Below is an Index of the posts that were posted to our website over the weekend.

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Organizing The Organized Is Now Key To Union Survival

Steve Early Counter Punch
Virtually all labor organizations face the expanded challenge of recruiting and maintaining members in already unionized workplaces where the decision to provide financial support for the union has, for better or worse, become voluntary.
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