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Workers and Environmentalists

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On August 21, 2018
History is a book discipline, not a journal one. So it’s rare that a big new journal begins. For the first time in a good 15 years, that has happened, with Modern American History, the first journal dedicated to 20th century U.S. history specifically. If that surprises you, well, go back to my first point. […]
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It’s hard to overstate the vital importance of the upcoming Missouri referendum to overturn the state’s newly enacted right to work law. One of many states where Republicans have passed this notorious union-busting strategy since the 2010 elections, overturning it, which happened in Ohio after Reasonable Moderate John Kasich signed one, would be a big […]
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On July 27, 1989, workers at the Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, rejected United Auto Workers representation by a 2-1 margin. This overwhelming lost was one of the first of many defeats the UAW has suffered in the last three decades, losses that have left the once powerful union reeling, which say much about the […]
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Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is largely irrelevant when it comes to issues of work. He was always a horrible right-wing hack on these questions. He peppered the oral arguments to Janus with clearly relevant constitutional statements about unions costing taxpayers too much. I missed the part of the Constitution where that was laid out I guess. […]

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

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