posts tagged asright-to-work

Michael Pierce Testifies about the Origin of Right to Work

by on August 25, 2023
In March 2023 historian Michael Pierce testified on the origins of right to work before the Michigan Senate Labor Committee when it was debating the repeal.  The Michigan AFL-CIO had seen the piece Michael wrote for us in 2017, and asked him to help lawmakers understand how the history helps us to see the current purpose of the legislation that has been a major means of depleting union power across the United States.
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Postmortem on Bessemer Amazon Defeat

by on April 13, 2021

First, we must recognize that the overwhelming vote against the union in Bessemer marks a decisive defeat, not to be under estimated.  It will undoubtedly have a dampening effect on other workers, especially given its broad media attention, and the high expectations of many.

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The State of Wisconsin: Neoliberalism’s Ground Zero

by on April 7, 2015

Readers of this blog are probably aware of what has been going on in the state of Wisconsin over the past couple of months. To recap: back in early February, Governor Scott Walker proposed a massive cut to the state education system of about $300 million, with the promise of reducing the state’s system of higher education to a “public authority.”

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