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Female machinist, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, 1942. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer On September 19, 1945, 24 fired female employees of the Lindstrom Tool and Toy Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut picketed outside the factory in protest of their firing. It led to nothing, but this brief action is a window into the treatment […]
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Flawed Employment Numbers

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On September 12, 2017
It makes no sense that unemployment rates don’t count those who have given up on finding a job because they can’t get one, they are taking care of sick family members, they have chronic pain issues, or whatever. Those people are still unemployed! Here’s a good dive on who the tens of millions of working […]
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The Missouri GOP: Rhetoric 1/3 Great job in Springfield, @POTUS! You are right—it’s time to give the American worker a pay raise! — Missouri GOP (@MissouriGOP) August 30, 2017 The Missouri GOP: Reality Bettie Douglas has worked at a McDonald’s in St. Louis for 10 years. For the last three months, she’s made $10 per […]
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SEIU and Midwestern Politics

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On August 25, 2017
As I have stated repeatedly, for all certain labor-leftists say that unions should “stop playing politics and organize!!,” engaging in such a strategy would be insane because unions cannot win meaningful gains in this nation without winning in the political realm. There simply is no historical evidence against my point. You’d think such a point […]
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