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Labor Notes

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On November 29, 2011
1. Conditions at Chinese computer manufacturing plants remain horrible. Apple has claimed they will look into these problems, but actual action remains unlikely. The workers themselves are fed up and 1000 employees at a Jingmo Electronics Corporation factory, which makes keyboards for many computer companies, have gone on strike: According to what workers have told […]
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The Republican Vision of America’s Future Not that this is surprising, but that he would say it so openly suggests how brazen the Republican Party has become in eviscerating the nation’s past century of progress. “You say to somebody, you shouldn’t go to work before you’re what, 14, 16 years of age, fine. You’re totally […]

Unpaid Internships

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On November 12, 2011

I really hope this class-action lawsuit filed by former unpaid interns over the exploitative nature of their internships at Fox Searchlight Pictures succeeds. The rise of unpaid internships has been o

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On November 11, 1919, the people of Centralia, Washington, a small lumber town in the southwestern part of the state, celebrated the first anniversary of Armistice Day with a parade. However, town leaders and the local American Legion post decided to turn the parade into an attack upon Centralia’s Industrial Workers of the World union […]

Labor Notes

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On November 7, 2011

1. Tomorrow Ohio voters go to the polls to decide on the fate of SB-5, the anti-union bill pushed through the Ohio legislature by John Kasich and his Tea=Partying friends. Polls show that it is going

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On November 5, 1916, a boat loaded with members of the Industrial Workers of the World attempted to dock in Everett, Washington. Local leaders, determined to stop the I.W.W. from entering their nice little town and influencing their striking shingle weavers, opened fire on the docking boat, killing at least 5 I.W.W. members, though probably […]

Michael Jordan

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On November 4, 2011

How odd that it is Michael Jordan leading the hard-line NBA owners group demanding draconian reductions in players’ share of revenue. In 1998, as a player himself, Jordan pointedly told owners t

Radio

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On November 4, 2011

I was on the Rick Smith Show last night talking about general strikes and Occupy Wall Street and other aspects of class warfare in the past and present. Check it out.

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