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On March 7, 1905, New York subway workers walked off the job. The city hired notorious strikebreaker James Farley to bust the strike, which he did with amazing speed, making himself one of the nation’s most famous men and the darling of the American industrial community. This incident is a useful window to explore strikebreaking […]

Labor’s Future

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On July 27, 2017

Shaun Richman has a very interesting and deeply thought out proposal for a Labor Bill of Rights that is well worth your time. It all makes sense as a labor and legal strategy for pushing for a reinvig

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Trump and Labor

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On June 15, 2017
Not that you didn’t already know the general direction this was going, but Charlotte Garden has a great overview of where the Trump administration is going on labor issues. I will just quote one sentence to sum up and you can read the rest. The writing is on the wall: during Trump’s presidency, we are […]
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One of the least told stories in American labor histories is the relationship between college campuses and labor unions. Today, college and university administrators are among the greatest unionbusters in the nation. We saw Long Island University’s attempt to destroy their faculty union a couple of weeks ago. Right now, the 14-school Pennsylvania public regional […]

LIU Lockout

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On September 7, 2016

This is deeply disturbing. Locking out a university’s faculty right before the start of classes seems like a drastic step, but that is just what Long Island University (LIU) did this weekend, when i

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Speaking of Tom Perez, his Department of Labor helped even the playing field between unions and employers earlier this year by forcing employers to be transparent to their workers about the unionbusting firms they hire. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) passed the “persuader rule” that closed a major loophole, which has […]
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