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On October 15, 1970, President Richard Nixon singed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. This act, like many anti-labor laws, had a veneer of a solution to a real problem, as there was indeed corruption in some unions, but also like these other laws loaded it up with a number of tools useful for […]
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The Warren Labor Plan

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On October 4, 2019
I am somewhat skeptical about the excitement around Elizabeth Warren’s plans for everything, not because I think they are bad or a bad idea, but because the structure of the American government is going to make 90% of these ideas impossible to implement in between 2021 and 2025. But labor plans are different because so […]
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The UAW and Health Care

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On September 28, 2019
Not that anyone cares anymore, but the United Auto Workers strike is entering its third week tomorrow. I was on NPR’s Weekend Edition today to talk about the UAW and health care, a major issue in the conflict. The UAW has managed to hold onto the principle of workers paying nearly nothing for health insurance. […]
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On September 23, 2002, California governor Gray Davis signed the California Family Rights Act, the first paid family leave law in American history. This relatively small but still significant increase in the American safety net is a symbol of just how limited the American welfare state is and how difficult it is to even come […]
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