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Transnational Unionism

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In labor , mexico
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On July 2, 2011
For several decades, labor has flirted with transnational unionism as a way to combat globalization and the loss of jobs in the United States. American unions began showing interest in other nations during the Cold War, when George Meany made fighting communism at home and abroad his number one priority. The more beneficial ideas of […]

Labor Media Erik

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On June 22, 2011

I’m going to be on the Rick Smith Show tonight at 10:30 p.m. Eastern to talk about the issues brought up in today’s post about radical labor. Feel the charisma come across the intertubes!

The Role of Radical Labor

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In General , labor
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On June 22, 2011
Matt Yglesias disagrees with my call for increased radicalization among labor in kind of a weird way. He argues that the modern economy has treated working-class people well, using increased rates of consumption as a measurement, and notes: “Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your cell phone and your car […]

Labor Notes

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On June 21, 2011

No, not the superb labor newspaper, just a few links with commentary. 1. Dave Johnson has an interesting post up (with many links) on the NLRB decision to speed up labor elections, noting the power of

Quasi-Unions

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On June 15, 2011

I found this Times piece on the United Food and Commercial Workers’ attempt to build a sort of quasi-union at Wal-Mart fascinating. And I wholeheartedly approve. It’s almost impossible to

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