Joseph Slater, one of our blog’s oldest friends, has a good summary of Janus, in case you aren’t quite clear of precisely what it ruled yet. Janus overturned Abood entirely. The majority o
This is the grave of Clint Jencks. Born in 1918 in Colorado Springs, he graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder. While there, he became attracted to leftist causes and embraced socialism.
This is the grave of Lane Kirkland. Born in 1922 in Camden, South Carolina, Kirkland entered the Merchant Marine Academy in 1942 and served as a deck officer on merchant ships during the war. Upon its
On June 15, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Espionage Act into law. This law was directly targeted at leftist and labor organizations critical of the U.S. entering World War I, a sign of how
One of the many things that drive me crazy about this country is how our long tradition of venerating capitalists as larger than life figures with moral or political or cultural values we should emula
On June 7, 1943, 16 black workers at Buckeye Cotton Oil Company in Memphis, a Proctor & Gamble owned operation, went on a wildcat strike in protest of continued workplace discrimination despite f
On May 29, 1996, the United Farm Workers came to an agreement with Bruce Church, Inc., one of the nation’s leading lettuce growers, after an 18-year boycott. The fight was over workers picking R
On May 23, 1950, the United Auto Workers and General Motors came to an agreement that became known as the Treaty of Detroit. This landmark agreement created labor peace in the auto industry but at the