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Labor Law Reform

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On April 15, 2021
I have an op-ed in today’s New York Times (wow, anyone can get published in major newspapers these days!) about how one of the lessons of the Amazon defeat is the desperate need for labor law reform. That of course requires ending the filibuster and I’m able to call out some centrist Democrats too. Amazon […]
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A Labor Vision for the Future

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On August 31, 2019
I’ve haven’t been blogging much lately because I’ve been both researching and working on other, longer pieces. But one thing I’ve been doing in those longer pieces is talking a lot about nostalgia for the past economy, which is really what ties the supposed working-class support for Trump together (to the extent that this really […]
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As I have said repeatedly, for all that so-called union reformers want to blame unions for their own problems today, it just doesn’t fit the evidence. Even if many union leaders were (or are) lame and making questionable decisions, it’s far more accurate to place labor’s demise at the hands of the government. As I […]
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WAGE Act

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On September 17, 2015
The United States has not passed comprehensive labor law reform that was pro-worker since 1938. 77 years is a long time. Democrats are now proposing a law to change that. The Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act, which Democrats introduced Wednesday, adds hefty monetary penalties for violations of workers’ rights to collectively organize, […]
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