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I’m glad someone in the media is paying attention to the impact of COVID-19 and the decline of the global economy on the tenuous status of unionized garment workers in south and southeast Asia. Elizabeth Paton at the Times on the fears that this will become a big ol’ excuse for some unionbusting. Myan Mode, […]

Don’t Be Evil

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On November 21, 2019

Of course: Google has hired an anti-union consulting firm to advise management as it deals with widespread worker unrest, including accusations that it has retaliated against organizers of a global wa

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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 agency fees to public sector unions cannot recover fees collected prior to the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME.  The plaintiff […]

Tech Unionbusting

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On September 12, 2019

Tech has to be a frontier in 21st century unionization. The libertarian bro culture of Silicon Valley means that it isn’t going to be easy, as these companies have no problem proudly announcing

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In 2014, the United Auto Workers attempted to organize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Despite tacit neutrality from the company, Tennessee politicians and right-wing funders used open race-baiting and an intense anti-union campaign and the attempt failed, one of the worst blows to the labor movement in the last decade. Now the UAW is […]
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