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Perhaps the most depressing global news over the last month has been the military coup in Myanmar. Now, the global love fest for Aung San Suu Kyi ended when liberals could stop idealizing her as Gandhi reborn and instead realized that she was totally cool with genocide of the Rohingya if it helped her political […]

Alabama Unionism

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On February 28, 2021

Jamelle Bouie had an excellent column the other day about the long history of unionism in Alabama. As the Amazon campaign takes off in Alabama, it turns out there is a real history of radical and usua

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The PRO Act

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On February 28, 2021
While I am skeptical that Democrats will really prioritize pro-labor bills before literally every other part of their agenda (hello Virginia legislature!), it’s important that what is at the top of the labor priority list is a lot more advanced than the card-check priority of the beginning of the Obama administration. The United States has […]
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I Repeat Myself When Under Stress

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On February 22, 2021
I’m giving a virtual public talk on labor history Thursday evening at 6 eastern for the Rhode Island Historical Society that uses the Brown and Sharpe Strike here in the 1980s as a entrypoint into a broader discussion of the decline of the labor movement in the late 20th century. It’s open to the public […]
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The Amazon Union Election

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On February 16, 2021
Will the workers of Amazon win their union election? It’s going to be very, very tough. I do not at all doubt that the core of workers want that union. But Amazon’s intense anti-union pressure is also a hell of a thing. Amazon is no stranger to doing everything it can to defeat workers’ efforts […]

Karen Lewis, RIP

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On February 8, 2021

Karen Lewis, the amazing head of the Chicago Teachers Union who took on Rahm Emanuel and inspired a new generation of teacher militancy, has died. Former teachers union President Karen Lewis has died.

John Sweeney, RIP

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On February 2, 2021

John Sweeney, who ran an upstart campaign in 1995 to take over the AFL-CIO presidency and revive the labor movement, has died. Sweeney in the end was never the transformative figure some had hoped. Bu

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