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On May 17, 1986, flight attendants organized in the Independent Federation of Flight Attendants gave up on their two-month long strike against Trans World Airlines after its new owner, the vile Carl Icahn, tried to take back their wages and benefits. It was another symbol of the near impossibility of workers winning strikes in the […]

Scabby

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On May 13, 2021

I was interviewed for this Zoe Schiffer piece at The Verge on Scabby the Rat, the union symbol that so infuriated Trump’s NLRB general counsel Peter Robb that he sought to ban it. Robb tried to

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Unionbusting 101

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On May 13, 2021
Even in the larger world of being anti-union, this is a pretty brazen move. The Appeal is a leading website advocating for criminal justice reform. You’d think it would at least pretend that it wouldn’t be anti-union when its workers decided to file for a union election. But no, it just went and fired them […]

Warner

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On May 12, 2021

On most issues, we worry about two Democrats being awful and destroying progressive change for their own reasons–Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema. But on labor issues, the problem is definitely no

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Rethinking Work

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On May 12, 2021
I don’t entirely know what to make of the seemingly widespread choice by a lot of low-wage workers to not go back to their crappy jobs. There’s been a ton of stories on this, mostly from Republicans and employers complaining that unemployment benefits are giving workers too much power to not work and thus they […]
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Biden and Gig Workers

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On May 6, 2021
Excellent: The Biden administration canceled a signature Trump-era rule that would’ve eased businesses’ ability to legally consider workers as independent contractors, a rollback the U.S. Labor Department said was necessary to broadly extend wage protections while cracking down on employer abuses. A final rule, issued Wednesday, rescinded the regulation that would’ve helped preserve the workforce […]
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