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The New Gilded Age Marches On

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On February 26, 2020
Donald Trump once again has defeated neoliberalism: The National Labor Relations Board announced a new regulation on Tuesday that makes it harder to challenge companies over their labor practices, potentially affecting the rights of millions of workers. The rule, which will take effect on April 27, scales back the responsibility of companies like McDonald’s for […]
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Our Broken Labor Law

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On February 21, 2020
The United States has not passed a comprehensive pro-labor bill since the Fair Labor Standards Act, a mere 82 years ago. And I’d say the chances of passing anything in the next decade is nearly zero. This leads to a disaster of ineffectual and corporate-captured labor law that makes organizing and winning a contract nearly […]
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Tech Worker Unionism

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On February 19, 2020
I remain pretty skeptical that the tech industry can organize in any large-scale way. But it’s also worth taking note of the beginning of successful organizing. Employees at the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter voted on Tuesday to unionize, the first well-known technology company to take the step toward being represented by organized labor. The decision, which […]

NFL Negotiations

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On February 2, 2020

Let’s talk a little NFL labor issues for the Super Bowl. The owners and players are trying to work out what would be a new 10-year contract, which is really long. The owners really want, as they

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