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Missouri Post-Mortem

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On August 14, 2018
Jake Rosenfeld has a good piece on the meanings of Missouri voters’ overwhelming rejection of the state’s right-to-work law. The decimation of organized labor in Missouri since the last time “right to work” was on the ballot makes the defeat of Proposition A all the more surprising—and, perhaps, important. It is one thing to vote […]
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On August 5, 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act went into effect. This was an important, if not world-changing, piece of legislation that demonstrates the historical difficulties of groundbreaking expansions of the welfare state in the U.S. The United States’ welfare state has always lagged behind that of western Europe. The greater power of […]
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This is the grave of I.W. Abel. Iorwith Abel was born in 1908 in Magnolia, Ohio to a working class family. His father was a blacksmith and his mother’s family were coal miners. He graduated from high school in 1925, briefly went to a business college, and then got a job working at American Sheet […]
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The Small Victories

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On July 17, 2018
At a terrible time like this, we have to remember that the courts can actually do the right thing from time to time and we have to hold onto the small victories and take some heart from them. In-N-Out Burger Inc. violated federal labor law when it told servers in Austin, Texas, they couldn’t wear […]
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