The National Labor Relations Board is effectively shut down, unable to do its job. This is a "nullification" by Republicans of laws that protect workers and companies, in exchange for campaign help from the 1%.
Here is how far we have fallen: Republicans and big corporations are going to extremes, even threatening to shut down entire agencies of the government, just to keep people from knowing what their rights are.
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.
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency charged with an important mission. In fulfilling that mission, the hardworking people at the Board are just doing their jobs. Now it's time for the House of Representatives to do the same.
On Labor Day, let's remember those who work so hard for their families and for our country. And let's be clear that America's strength depends on creating jobs as the first order of business and defending the rights of all Americans at work, whether they are members of a union or not.
The retail giant Target is under fire from all sides, for union-busting at home and labor violations overseas. The reports that have come out in the past several weeks highlight a continuum of cruelty in the global supply chain.