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Will Fundamental Workers’ Rights also Fall Victim to COVID-19?

Ruwan Subasinghe and Jeff Vogt Equal Times
"Where human rights are the compass, we will be better placed to overcome this pandemic and build resilience for the future”. This includes the right to freedom of association, and to strike, without fear of retaliation.

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When Unions Passed On Gaining Right to Strike

Marc Kagan The Chief
One New York public employee union —the New York State Nurses Association—is advocating for the abolition of the Taylor Law's no-strike rule. Other unions recognize that labor needs offensive weapons. Yet most are ambivalent or opposed.

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Labor’s Right to Strike is Essential

James Gray Pope Clarion
Red state workers are ahead of union leaders and Democrats in understanding that the right to strike is essential for workers.

The Right to Strike

James Gray Pope, Ed Bruno, Peter Kellman Boston Review
For half a century, the loss of the right to strike has moved in lock step with the increase in income inequality. According to an International Monetary Fund study of twenty advanced economies, union decline accounted for about half of the increase in net income inequality from 1980 to 2012. The following is the start of a Boston Review discussion on US workers' right to strike.

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NLRB Curbs Justification for Permanent Replacements

Mark Gruenberg Workday Minnesota
The decision is extremely important. Especially since the 1981 PATCO air traffic controllers strike – when President Ronald Reagan fired all the controllers, who struck over safety issues, and permanently replaced them – employers routinely fire striking workers and bring in “permanent replacements,” or threaten to, sometimes even before a strike begins.

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The Right to Strike

Ari Paul Jacobin
"Right-to-work" is coming to the public sector. The key to survival is social movement unionism.
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