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This week in the War on Workers: Republicans get mad when the government works for workers

Many of these workers ended up getting back pay because the government enforced the law. Republicans hate that. "Republicans have accomplished what Democrats and unions never could," Josh Eidelson writes. "[T]hey’ve made the National Labor Relations Board a household name." That's because under President Obama, the NLRB has taken steps to protect workers and slightly reduce the degree to which the system favors business over workers.
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Unionize NCAA Athletes

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (3 years ago)

Josh Eidelson adds an important angle to the recent coverage of the exploitation of NCAA athletes by writers such as Taylor Branch and Joe Nocera. Eidelson explores the nascent attempts to unionize athletes at D-I schools. Athletes ... Read Post

This week in the War on Workers: Rethinking labor law and union activism

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (3 years ago)

(DonkeyHotey based on a WWII poster) Two important pieces highlight how American labor law is stacked heavily against workers—and how things could be different. Josh Eidelson argues that one of the lessons of the Komen Foundation co... Read Post

Book Review: Eric Thomas Chester, The Wobblies in Their Heyday: The Rise and Destruction of the Industrial Workers of the World during the World War I Era

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (11 hours ago)

Eric Thomas Chester’s new book on the rise and fall of the Industrial Workers of the World before and during World War I provides several key new insights about this union that plays such a large role in the American radical imagina... Read Post


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