Posts Tagged: organized labor

Rumpus Round-Up: The Fight to Unionize a Bookstore

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Late last month, employees of Book Culture, an independent New York City bookstore, voted to unionize. Five employees were promptly fired. Punitively firing employees who participate in labor unions violates federal labor law. On July 2, the remaining workers went on strike in protest of the illegal firings. Book Culture claimed the dismissed employees were […]

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The Latest from Wisconsin

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If you scan the front pages of major news websites this morning, you might not know that anything happened in Wisconsin last night. The MSNBC website has a small piece low on the right column titled “Wis. Senate OKs anti-union bill with no Dems present.” At the NY Times, you have to scroll down to […]

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Organized Labor Today

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These poll results are a couple of days old, but given the trend over the last two weeks, I think it’s fair to suggest they’re still accurate. Majorities favor collective bargaining rights, and oppose cutting either salaries or benefits to close deficits. The level of veto power the governor of Wisconsin has is insane, and […]

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