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Free-Speech Issues on Campus

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The following two stories illustrate the complexity of free-speech issues on campus.  For although it would be tempting to frame each case as a conflict between the free expre…

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Quotation of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH If blacks vote in great numbers, progressive whites win. It’s the only way progressive whites win. If blacks vote in great numbers, Hispanics win. If blacks, Hispanics and pro…

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United for America

Posted by Martin Kich Understanding instead of fear-mongering, compassion instead of suspicion, dignity instead of degradation News media that protect the public interest instead of chasing ratings…

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The Pursuit of the Phantom Menace Becomes the Pursuit of Phantom Jobs

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Yesterday, on Labor Day, this was the lead item in the Today’s Headlines newsletter from the Los Angeles Times: Will ‘Space Force’ Mean ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs’? President Trump’s p…

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Trump Attacks Trumka on Labor Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Because the Guy Who Has Lived Most of His Adult Life in a Gilded Penthouse Knows More and Cares More about Workers This is from the Far-Right news outlet Newsmax: President Do…

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Labor Day Message from Randi Weingarten, AFT President

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Randi Weingarten’s message reinforces many of the points that Rudy Fichtenbaum made in his president’s address at the AAUP’s annual meeting in mid-June: A growing and enduring…

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Putting Labor Back in Labor Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH For the Labor Day newsletter distributed by the L.A. Progressive, W. J. Astore has contributed a very succinct article on labor and democratic socialism. It makes the very imp…

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How Fair Is Your Job?

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The Economic Policy Institute has prepared a quiz to answer the question that is the title of this post. To be honest, once you have taken the quiz, I am guessing that you wil…

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Major Labor Victory in Missouri

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Almost lost in all of the attention to the special congressional election in Ohio’s 12th district has been a major push-back against the Right’s attacks on union rights. Voter…

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Amazon Warehouse Workers Strike—in Europe

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Any resurgence of the American labor movement is going to have to focus on workers in the most exploited categories—from warehouse workers to misclassified “independent contra…

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