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SOPA – Creating New Union Jobs? Naw…

I was surprised when I saw that the AFL-CIO was backing SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act sponsored by the RIAA and MPAA.  I was able to find out the name of the AFL-CIO official, Paul Almeida,  testifying for the … Continue reading

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Union Busting In Wisconsin

There are some things you just never expect to see. Shrimp ice cream. World peace. An openly gay republican president. Or, workers in the United States facing the loss of their collective bargaining rights. “The right to bargain collectively is … Continue reading

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Labor’s Bloody History

The period in American history leading up from the Civil War to World War II was particularly violent and bloody for labor. It was through that struggle that many of the very most basic rights we enjoy today came about. … Continue reading

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Conservatives Declare War On Unions – Public Employee Unions to Be Outlawed in Wisconsin

This week in Wisconsin, conservatives are making perhaps the single biggest assault on collective bargaining that’s taken place in the last 60-80 years. The republican-controlled Wisconsin state legislature is trying to take away the collective bargaining rights of state, county … Continue reading

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