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Life Under Puzder

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On February 8, 2017
I won’t attack Andy Puzder for hiring an undocumented worker to clean his house, but I sure will attack for everything else, including how he treats his own workers. In 1984, I was hired as a cashier at Hardee’s in Columbia, S.C., making $4.25 an hour. By 2005, 21 years later, my pay was only […]
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Here Comes Right to Work!

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On February 7, 2017
The building trades’ romance with Donald Trump is sure to pay off since he will only totally sign any right to leech bill that comes across his desk. On Wednesday, Republican Reps. Steve King (IA) and Joe Wilson (SC) re-introduced a so-called right-to-work bill that would significantly hamper unions across the country and likely lower […]
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A General Strike?

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On February 6, 2017
There’s been a lot of talk on the left about a general strike in the last 2 weeks. Color me extremely skeptical. It has seemed to me that this is being pushed by people who want to shut shit down and, well, that’s kind of it. I haven’t seen any convincing discussion of tactics or […]

The Building Trades

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On February 6, 2017

I was very unhappy when the building trades met with Trump and then gloated about the reopening of the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines. So I wrote about it in The New Republic. Basically, the bui

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The State of the Unions

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On January 27, 2017
Predictably terrible! The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its annual report on union density. And who knows, maybe for the last time as the Trump administration continues its war on information. Anyway, the Center for Economic Policy and Research put together a report summarizing it. And union density continues to decline, sometimes by up […]
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