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When Scalia Died, So Did ‘Friedrichs’—And an Even Grander Scheme To Destroy Unions

Conservatives had a great plan in motion to decimate unions. If Justice Antonin Scalia hadn’t died in his sleep, they almost certainly would have pulled it off. First they got the Court to rule their way in 2014’s Harris v. Quinn, which targeted home healthcare unions. Like “right to work” laws, the case sought to gut unions’ funding and diminish solidarity by saying […]

Firefighters Slam Ted Cruz For Claiming To Be Their Champion While Opposing 9/11 Health Bill

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A powerful firefighters union went after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Wednesday for claiming to be their defender and champion in his Iowa caucuses victory speech. “What Ted Cruz did the other night in his Iowa victory speech is disgusting,” said Harold Schaitberger, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters. “He said […]

Labor rights movements gaining momentum in China

China’s economic slowdown and lack of state protection are driving a growing number of workers to protest and go on strike. They demand higher wages and better working conditions. But how is Beijing dealing with them?  Chinese authorities recently detained seven labor activists in the southern province of Guangdong, alleging that they were “inciting workers […]