All Power To All Workers
September 2, 2019 9:28 AM   Subscribe

“If enacted it would be the most dramatic change to labor law since the 1947 passage of the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, and would arguably match the changes from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA, or “Wagner Act”) in scope and ambition.” The Workplace Democracy Act, Explained - Beyond Labor Day : 3 Ways Unions Have Benefited America (Time) - “We’ve had to adapt to a much more aggressive employer class and figure out how unions survive when employers no longer think they have a right to exist.” Labor Notes At 40 - Anti-Union Propaganda - The Dual Power Map The Black Socialists Of America’s map of worker cooperatives, coummity land trusts, and small business inatatives (Interview with The Nation) - “The National Writers Union is proud to announce a division created specifically for freelance media workers, one that aims to build off our history while adapting to the conditions specific to writers and workers today.” The Freelance Solidarity Project.
posted by The Whelk (5 comments total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
Those of us of a certain age will remember when the Look For The Union Label commercials were all over TV.
posted by SisterHavana at 2:37 PM on September 2, 2019 [4 favorites]

Americans Are Starting to Love Unions Again

Labor union approval is now higher than at nearly any point in the last 50 years. The reasons: shit pay, teacher strikes, and Bernie Sanders.
posted by Rhaomi at 4:04 PM on September 2, 2019 [4 favorites]

This post reminded me to go join the NWU, which I'd meant to do a while back. Now that I've got books in print, a union card is even more worthwhile.

Solidarity forever!
posted by heteronym at 6:54 PM on September 2, 2019 [4 favorites]

Are we supposed to forget that the Democrats squashed the Employee Free Choice Act 10 years ago, and Obama let it die a quiet death?

Chalk this up as another benefit of the anti-Trump "resistance", I guess...
posted by anarch at 7:49 PM on September 3, 2019

the Employee Free Choice Act or "Card Check" is a part of the Workplace Democracy Act, linked above
posted by The Whelk at 7:59 PM on September 3, 2019

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