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Live and Direct…From Minnesota!

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On February 16, 2019
I am going to be in the Twin Cities on Thursday for a talk and discussion about the book. The Twin Cities DSA is hosting it so it will be an interesting conversation between the different interest groups in that chapter and myself. Since my views on the left, unions, and politics are not exactly […]
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The emergency declaration for Trump’s racist border wall is a constitutional crisis, yes. And it deserves attention, even as I await President Warren/Gillibrand/Harris/Sanders declaring America’s health care crisis a national emergency and implementing single payer in 2021. But let’s not forget the poorest of the poor workers affected by the government shutdown: contractors. Trump evidently […]
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Just Cause Firing

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On February 13, 2019
One of the biggest problems workers face is that employers can fire them for any reason. This should not exist. Of course, this is at the center of why every worker should have a union. Capricious employer actions are incredibly damaging to workers’ lives. You should read Shaun Richman and Moshe Marvit’s New York Times […]
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