Category Archives: The War On Workers

Unions unions unions!

I knew this would happen when I did that bullet list of progressive goals: I’d forget important stuff. Noam Scheiber reminded me in yesterday’s Times, in his “Can Weak Unions Get Teachers More Money?” UNIONS UNIONS UNIONS. Support them and … Continue reading

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Trump’s immigration “policy,” in two numbers

From 538 Significant Digits: 21,000 refugees Number of refugees the U.S. is on track to accept this year, the lowest since the law establishing the modern resettlement system went into effect in 1980. A year ago, 47 percent of refugees … Continue reading

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What happens when states try to kill unions and collective bargaining?

This, from today’s 538 Significant Digits: $213 million Oklahoma state employees are poised to strike if the state fails to approve $213 million in raises by April 2. In addition, the Oklahoma Education Association is demanding more than $800 million … Continue reading

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