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Stephen Greenhouse on the new right-wing effort to crush unions: astroturf door-to-door campaigns. For several months, Shawna Murphy, a home-based childcare provider in Seattle, had received a stream of emails, letters and robocalls – some two dozen of them – telling her she had the right to stop paying union dues. Then early one afternoon, […]
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Union Busting in Bangladesh

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On May 11, 2015
Please read this Human Rights Watch report on union busting in Bangladesh’s garment industry. Two years after Rana Plaza, conditions have changed slightly for the better because of pressure from western activists, but workers demanding the power to fight for themselves are brutalized. I want to present you two quotes from the report’s summary. I […]
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Michelle Rhee: Union Buster

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On April 8, 2015
Above: Terrible human being Michelle Rhee. California teachers’ unions are under a new assault by teachers suing over unions using dues for political campaigns. Members can withdraw but they don’t have full union membership. Given the makeup of the Supreme Court, I think we know where this will probably end up. Who is funding this […]
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