Category Archives: Unions

Look for the Union Label

Hollywood is an odd place. Everyone knows that, but those of us who live here know just how odd this place is. Yeah, there are all the movie studios, which aren’t actually in Hollywood itself, but then there are all … Continue reading

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The Surprising Usefulness of Teachers

It’s no secret that Republicans hate public-sector unions, and public-sector workers, as government is always the problem and never the solution, and so forth and so on. Chris Christie has called public school teachers, and by extension, firefighters and cops … 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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A Fresh Array of Useful Idiots

This seems to be the third in a series – not that it was planned this way, but Wisconsin happens: Embattled Republican Gov. Scott Walker defended a budget bill that would slash public workers’ benefits and most collective bargaining rights … Continue reading

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The Persistence of Inadequate Ideas

All your conservative friends tell you the same thing – it’s the unions that drove General Motors and Chrysler into bankruptcy. Well, sometimes you get what they say is the other real reason – it was all the government regulations, … Continue reading

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