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Teachers in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and now Arizona are building on the actions by their West Virginia comrades and walking off the job to protest their terrible pay and benefits, but really are protesting decades of being underpaid, overworked, and seen as easy marks for attacks from Republicans. First, to the Bluegrass: Public schools closed in […]
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Unions: The New Reality

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On August 1, 2017
Hamilton Nolan has an interesting interview with AFSCME president Lee Saunders. Nolan can’t quite get over his Berniebroism in this interview, asking if unions supporting Hillary was a mistake and hinting at that old line I despise, that unions should organize instead of playing politics. Saunders has a good response here I want to highlight: […]
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Thanks to Antonin Scalia dying, public sector unions still have a future in this country. Had he survived, they would have just been gutted in Friedrichs. A case that seemed poised to deal a major blow to public unions ended in a 4-4 tie on Tuesday at the Supreme Court, effectively delivering a big victory […]
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On March 28, 1977, AFSCME Local 1644, a union primarily made of African-American sanitation workers, went on strike in Atlanta, hoping to force mayor Maynard Jackson to grant them a much needed pay raise. Jackson’s anti-union positions would deeply disappoint organized labor who believed that labor rights were civil rights. It would also demonstrated the […]

The Death of Abood?

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On February 21, 2015

Not surprisingly, anti-union groups have responded to reasonable moderate Sam Alito’s call for a good case to overturn the 1977 Abood decision that allows public sector unions to charge fees in

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