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Our Broken Labor Law

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On February 21, 2020
The United States has not passed a comprehensive pro-labor bill since the Fair Labor Standards Act, a mere 82 years ago. And I’d say the chances of passing anything in the next decade is nearly zero. This leads to a disaster of ineffectual and corporate-captured labor law that makes organizing and winning a contract nearly […]
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Good Ideas That Will Go Nowhere

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On February 8, 2018
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 has been pursuing a sophisticated legal strategy that forces conservatives to defend their blatant anti-union legislation and court decisions. When Indiana passed its right to work law, IUOE challenged it in court with a very strong legal case. But of course conservative justices just didn’t care and ruled […]
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Cursing and Labor Law

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On January 31, 2016
Does labor law protect cussing at your bosses? It depends. And that’s the subject of this story about how Murray Energy, a horrible coal mining company, has fired a couple of workers for swearing at bosses in what the workers call a labor action. Now, for context, coal miners work blue. So do their bosses. […]

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 Gr

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