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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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This week in the War on Workers: Low-wage workers keep pressuring fast food chains

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (last year)

Several of the low-wage federal contractors who went on strike on Tuesday were told not to come back to work on Wednesday, Josh Eidelson reports: Bassett’s employee Suyapa Moreno told The Nation in Spanish that three of her outlet’s... Read Post

Rebuilding Strong Unions Is Vital To Rebuilding The Middle Class

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars (8 hours ago)

On Labor Day, families gather, politicians pay tribute to values of hard work, and some workers even get an extra day off. But this Labor Day arrives with working families struggling to stay afloat. Incomes haven’t gone up in the tw... 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


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