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IBU Members Celebrate a Century of Progressive Maritime Unionism

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Newly elected President Marina Secchitano marked the 100th anniversary of the Inlandboatman's Union with a pledge to continue its heritage of solidarity, organizing and resistance to attacks by anti-union companies or politicians.

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Hawaii Unions Say Little Has Changed Since Landmark Janus Decision

Stewart Yerton Civil Beat
Three months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck a potential blow to government employee unions by saying public workers don’t have to pay any union fees to hold government jobs, the decision appears to have had little effect in Hawaii.

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Labor's Last Stand

Garret Keizer Harper's Magazine
Unions must either demand a place at the table or be part of the meal

Tidbits - Aug. 2, 2018 - Reader Comments: 2018 - Trump Country Cracking?, Embracing Democratic Socialism; MLK's Early Socialist Ideas; Household Debt; NATO; Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”; Billy Joel; Meat Surplus; Resources; Announcements....

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Reader Comments: 2018 and Trump Country Cracking, Parts Embrace Democratic Socialism; Young MLK Already Had Socialist Ideas; Medicare; Household Debt; NATO: Time Up; Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”; Billy Joel; Meat Surplus; Resources; Announcements

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Why the Janus Decision Matters to Library Unions

Carrie Smith American Libraries Magazine
On June 27, the Supreme Court delivered a blow to public sector unions that could affect many library workers. More than a quarter of librarians (26.2%) and around one-fifth of library technicians (19.3%) and library assistants 22.7%) are members.

Tidbits - July 19, 2018 - Reader Comments: Democrats Can't Ignore Left; Reader's Debate Mueller Indictment, Putin as Trump Handler; Janus; Teachers; Sexual harassment - Anglo-American University-Prague; Save Univ of Iowa Labor Center; more..

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Reader Comments: Democrats Can't Ignore Left; Trump as Rouge; Reader's Debate Mueller Indictment, Putin as Trump Handler; Trade War; Janus; Teachers; Sexual harassment at Anglo-American University-Prague; Save Univ of Iowa Labor Center; and more....

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This is Your Daughter’s Labor Movement

Lane Windham Working-Class Perspectives
Women hold the kinds of jobs that are central to the economy and are poised to be the majority of union members by 2025. They are expanding the range of the workers’ movement’s demands and are raising expectations about our nation’s social compact.

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Supreme Court Decision Greatly Reduces Worker Protections

Moshe Marvit and Leo Gertner The Century Foundation
The Supreme Court's Epic Systems denies workers the right under the National Labor Relations Act to challenge wage theft, racial and sexual discrimination, or other concerns. Together with the expected anti-union Janus Decision, this constitutes a one-two punch against unions and workers' rights.
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