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On December 12, 1957, the AFL-CIO evicted four unions from the federation for corruption, most notably the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. This moment to fight the corruption that gave organized labor a bad name was indicative of the frequent problem of power leading to corruption, even in organizations designed to empower workers. The reality is […]
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On November 28, 1901, a strike among Cuban cigar workers in Tampa, Florida collapsed after workers inspired by the Cuban revolutionary Jose Martí sought to create a cross-racial organization to resist employer oppression and fight for Cuban nationalism. Tampa was a small town in the late nineteenth century. But a growing cigar industry began transforming […]
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On November 13, 1970, Jeon Tae-Il, a Korean sweatshop worker, burned himself to death in protest over the sweatshop conditions of he and his fellow workers. This is the foundational moment in South Korean labor history and also representative of the horrible oppression that any workers around the globe face in the sweatshops that still […]

Mark Janus Returns

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On November 7, 2019

Human parasite Mark Janus is trying to bust unions in fresh ways. Luckily, the Seventh Circuit has rejected this bogus suit. On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit held that government employees who paid age

The Scab

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On November 7, 2019

I was happy to contribute some quotes for this Claire Fallon piece at Huffington Post on the changing meaning of the term “scab.” When it comes to coping with the degradations of late capi

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The Chicago Teachers Union victory is a big one in the recent strike wave. I didn’t write about it much because I didn’t have a lot to say that others weren’t saying better. And also because this semester is hell and I don’t have a lot of time. But I did want to at least […]

Dems on the Line

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On November 1, 2019

It’s been remarkable that so many Democratic political candidates are now showing up on picket lines. Even in the golden age of American unionism, it’s not as if Harry Truman and Adlai Ste

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