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A Sports Labor Note

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On July 3, 2011
The contrast with NFL owners so comically evil that even the most ludicrous lickspittles won't defend them seems to have caused some sportswriters to defend the NBA lockout as the moderate, reasonable, thinking-man's union-busting. But this is nonsense, and journalists who take league-distributed profit-and-loss figures...

Labor Media Erik

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On June 22, 2011
I'm going to be on the Rick Smith Show tonight at 10:30 p.m. Eastern to talk about the issues brought up in today's post about radical labor. Feel the charisma come across the intertubes! Update--I am particularly enamored that the show led into my interview...

Labor Notes

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On June 21, 2011

No, not the superb labor newspaper, just a few links with commentary. 1. Dave Johnson has an interesting post up (with many links) on the NLRB decision to speed up.

Good news here: The labor board is proposing to tighten up the process by ensuring that employers, employees and unions receive needed information sooner and by delaying litigation over many voter-eligibility issues until after workers vote on whether to unionize. This will help undermine anti-union...

Quasi-Unions

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On June 15, 2011

I found this Times piece on the United Food and Commercial Workers' attempt to build a sort of quasi-union at Wal-Mart fascinating. And I wholeheartedly approve. It's almost impossible to.

Yglesias takes exception to my support of the Huffington Post boycott. He is misguided on several points: 1. Yglesias seems to think that I am trying to take away his internet where people can write whatever they want for free: Those of us who write...
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