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Global Left Midweek - Labor Day Special

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Are Bosses Dictators?

Joshua Rothman The New Yorker
A book posits that widespread oppression at work is a failure of America’s political system.

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Invasive Technology Controlling Workers

Thor Benson Working In These Times
Some companies are now using monitoring techniques—referred to as “people analytics”—to learn as much as they can about you, from your communication patterns to what types of websites you visit to how often you use the bathroom.

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The Plan to Erode the Rights of Workers to Act Collectively

Moshe Z. Marvit Working In These Times
What has remained is the National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB) position that Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects workers’ substantive rights to join together in class actions.

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Murphy Oil May Be The Last Workers’ Rights Case

Celine McNicholas Economic Policy Institute
The NLRB has found these forced arbitration agreements interfere with workers’ right to engage in concerted activity for their mutual aid and protection, in violation of the NLRA.

Neil Gorsuch and the "Originalist" View of Workers' Rights

By Ai-jen Poo Medium
We have once again entered a phase in law-making, where discriminatory policies codifying exclusions based on race, religion, ability and immigration status have taken hold, emboldened by this Administration. With the appointment of Gorsuch, we risk losing the highest court in the land to partisan, ideologically-driven cruelty — masked as “originalist” readings of both statute and law — repeating history again.
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