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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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Meaningful Work and the Creative Impulse

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH When David Graeber’s book Bullshit Jobs: A Theory was published in the late spring, it received considerable media attention. Writing for Salon, Erin Keane provided a fairly s…

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SCOTUS Union Attack Rooted in Politics

POSTED BY JOHN McNAY The Supreme Court’s attack on the labor movement last week by the five Republican justices was an unjust act rooted entirely in politics and having nothing to do with the Const…

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Image of the Day: A New Kind of Brain Surgery

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH I know that the artificial intelligence and the humanoid robots are on the horizon, if not already upon us, but this image is still unsettling: Getty, Matt Cardy This explanat…

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