Organized labor needs to evolve alternatives to the traditional collective bargaining model, which no longer fits in a globalized economy, and arguably always has been problematic in the public sector.
It's no surprise that Republicans are up to their old games. Having successfully blocked efforts to strengthen the right of workers to organize, they now want to stop workers from learning their rights too.
Fewer Americans are in unions today than in the New Deal era and proceeding decades, and the importance of collective bargaining is already being forgotten. Work and labor rights are not at the tip of the tongue. And this is to our detriment.
By fighting the formation of the union, and by trying to deny employees the power of striking in the future, the Schechter Institute is acting in opposition both to major halakhic authorities and to an official position of the Conservative Movement.
In this election year, where incumbents fared badly and Democratic majorities were overthrown in a record number of state and federal legislative chambers, state legislators promoting paid sick days defied the national trend.
Afraid of forgetting to watch Sunday night's profile of Frontier Airlines by Undercover Boss, I set an alarm. Ends up, you just can't reduce commercial aviation to a made-for-TV format. It's just too big for that.