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Too many good labor stories out there to talk about them separately.

1. I’m sure that the union-based recall challenge against Scott Walker will be super successful so long as the supporters of the Democratic challenger keep attacking public sector unions. Keep up the spirit of Madison!

2. In the Second Gilded Age, the only natural response from a massively profitable multinational corporation after an explosion in one of its plants killed 7 workers is to demand huge concessions from the union.

3. Excellent conversation between Josh Eidelson and Richard Kahlenberg over why labor rights should be considered civil rights. Particularly interesting is the argument that current labor law is so broken that we should consider scrapping it.

4. The future of American jobs looks fantastic. Can we start hiring child labor too?

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