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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 (2 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

Josh Romney Tweets Picture Of His Father At Post Office As 'Proof' He Pays His Taxes

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars (3 hours ago)

TPM should probably be glad their comments section isn't working right now after posting this mess: Josh Romney Taunts Reid With Photo Of Mitt Romney Paying His Taxes (PHOTO): Josh Romney on Tuesday tweeted a photo of his father, Mi... Read Post

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

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 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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