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Ever since Scott Walker took over as governor of Wisconsin in 2011 the Republican strategy has been to throw everything at workers at once, overwhelming their ability to resist. This strategy has led to the rapid repeal of worker rights in states such as Michigan, Iowa, and Missouri. It also been wholeheartedly adopted by the […]

Black Friday

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On November 23, 2017

Our commenter Murc asked me to write a post on Black Friday and how it is unfair to workers. Since he felt so strongly about it, I said he should write it instead. Here it is: So. Black Friday. ItR

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On November 23, 1903, Colorado governor James Peabody sent the state militia to Cripple Creek to crush the Western Federation of Miners led strike in that mining town. This all too typical action by the state during the Gilded Age had major repercussions. It succeeded in ending the strike, but it also led the WFM […]
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Vox’s Mr. Block

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In General
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On November 19, 2017
Mr. Block was a cartoon run in Industrial Workers of the World newspapers to depict a worker who was just too dumb and too suckered by the employer propaganda to join the union. Last week, Vox employees announced a union campaign. It didn’t take long for their own Mr. Block to make himself known. I […]
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