Category Archives: Labor Rights

The Mean Season

Here’s a thought. The worst of times is when you’re told it’s the best of times, and you are told that you’d damned well better get a smile on your face and appreciate what’s going on around you right now, … Continue reading

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The Last Labor Day

Another Labor Day has come and gone, not that anyone even thinks about what the holiday was about. Organized labor? That’s so Joe Hill (he might have been innocent by the way) – although there were a scattering of the … Continue reading

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Longing For That Loyal Opposition

In ancient Rome, and that 1959 epic sword-and-sandals movie Ben-Hur, there’d be the Roman general parading through the streets after some victory, while the throngs cheered his triumph. And standing behind him would be his slave, who was doing exactly … Continue reading

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Labor Pains

It was just another Tuesday in Wisconsin: Huge crowds gathered at the Capitol for an eighth day Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to cut union benefits and end most public workers’ collective bargaining rights as the state … Continue reading

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