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On December 13, 2012
I’ve been remiss in not talking about the Michigan right to work disaster. Part of it is that it’s so bloody depressing, part is that I’m really focusing on my book and thus have reduced some of the political writing. That said, my basic thought on the matter is that organized labor failed pretty massively […]


On November 13, 2012

So I am getting more than a bit sick and tired of poorly contextualized ruminations on the ruin landscape of Detroit. Some of this art and writing is interesting enough on its own. Marc Binelli’

Michigan Republican legislator Wayne Schmidt: Thousands of women protested when Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield) was banned from speaking on the House Floor for a day after she used the word “vagina” during a debate over anti-abortion bill. But her colleague, State Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City), said Republican leadership’s decision to silence […]
On this date in 1937, the Flint Sit-Down strike ended after General Motors recognized the United Auto Workers at the bargaining agent for GM employees. This titanic victory legitimized the AFL and the CIO more broadly, ushering in the nation’s great period of industrial unionism. Flint, a city of 150,000 was an auto industry town. […]
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