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GOP and Chamber of Commerce's War Over the Bulletin Board

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Peter Dreier

Even with such lopsided pro-management laws, big business isn't satisfied. America's employers would prefer to keep their workers' rights a well-guarded secret. Thus, the corporate outrage over the 11-inch by 17-inch poster.

Assault on Collective Bargaining Illegal, Says International Labor Rights Group

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The ICLR identified the right of "freedom of association" as a fundamental right and affirmed that the right to collective bargaining is an essential element of freedom of association

James Surowiecki: The Great Recession Has 'Crippled' Unions

The New Yorker | James Surowiecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the heart of the Great Depression, millions of American workers did something they'd never done before: they joined a union. Emboldened by the pass...

The Middle Class: How We Got One and Why We Need to Keep it

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Because of the strong overlap between American values and middle class values, being middle class is often assumed to be the socio-economic state of nature by American. The history of the American middle class, however, is quite different.