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Young Progressives and Labor

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On July 20, 2011
I’ve talked before about how young progressive bloggers don’t seem to have too much interest in labor history or labor issues more broadly. Of course, most of the voices in this debate are familiar. So it’s nice to hear someone I haven’t read before weigh in, a young writer at one of the Kos diaries. […]
Over at Crooked Timber, Henry has a really interesting commentary to this Doug Henwood piece attacking the neoliberal left. Henry: Neo-liberals tend to favor a combination of market mechanisms and technocratic solutions to solve social problems. But these kinds of solutions tend to discount politics – and in particular political collective action, which requires strong […]

Food Trucks

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On July 17, 2011

Interesting piece on food trucks in the Times. A couple of thoughts. 1. The complaint from restauranteurs about a loss of business when food trucks pull up is mostly absurd. I say mostly because if a

Waaaaaaa!!!!!!!!

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On July 16, 2011
Yes, clearly the Blue Jays must have been stealing signs for Bartolo Colon to implode…… I haven’t felt this bad for the Yankees since Brian Cashman cried that the Mariners used him to get Texas to up the ante for Cliff Lee.

Labor Notes

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On July 15, 2011

Some labor notes for your Friday: 1. Verizon is attacking its own workers, attempting to force 45,000 workers to tie pay to performance and pay into their own health care plans. The CWA and IBEW are o

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