Archive for September, 2013

Could Supremes Outlaw Labor “Neutrality”?

Posted on September 29, 2013 by

Union organizing could suffer a devastating blow by the U.S. Supreme Court this term. In November, Justices hear a case on labor / management “Neutrality Pacts,” agreements which spell out each side’s role in organizing.  Usually, this means employers are barred from engaging in overt anti-union practices and accept some form of “card check” certification. [...]

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Defend Obamacare?

Posted on September 20, 2013 by

Dependent on wicked private insurance carries, hostile to union multi-employer plans and tailor-made for businesses intent on downscaling their workforce, the Affordable Care Act must be defended. We can blame scheming republicans for handcuffing Barack Obama’s effort for more comprehensive reform and then condemning him for an unworkable plan; for badmouthing “Obamacare” from the beginning [...]

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Hedges and West Vilify Obama

Posted on September 13, 2013 by

Though many progressives are deeply frustrated and disappointed with Barack Obama, Chris Hedges and Cornel West have gone off the deep end in a recent piece: “The wide swath of destruction Obama has overseen on behalf of the corporate state,” writes Hedges, “includes the eradication of most of our civil liberties and our privacy…” I [...]

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