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Jack Welch Was a Bitter Foe of American Workers

Erik Loomis History News Network
Jack Welch, who died this month at the age of 84, changed the trajectory of American capitalism, however the obituaries left out or downplayed Welch’s greatest impact in shaping the unequal and unfair America of today: unionbusting.

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How Harvard Aims to Muzzle Unions

Walter Johnson The New York Review of Books
Over months of contract bargaining, Harvard reached common ground with the union on some issues. But over the course of a recent strike, the university began to lash out in punitive and ominous ways.

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Trump Labor Board Escalates War on Workers’ Rights

BY William Lewis, Left Voice TRUTHOUT
The Trump NLRB — currently four unelected lawyers and an empty seat — changed the rules of the union election process without notice or comment from the public.

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I Am a Union Worker, and I Want Medicare for All

Ashley Payne Jacobin
Rally with sign:  Medicare for All My union is in a perpetual battle for decent health care coverage. It’s a tactic of our employers to prevent us from striking against our terrible work conditions. If we had Medicare for All, we could demand much more at the bargaining table.

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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