At War With Calendula

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Small businesses are widely believed to be better places to work or better for the planet or both. They’re not. Small businesses are just smaller, less successful versions of large businesses, and they’re often as bad or worse to work for, as this story illustrates. (more…)

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Winning the War of Position

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This article makes a number of arguments about the direction the IWW should take in its organizing, including taking a longer-term perspective than the next few years. (more…)

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“Just and peaceful labor relations”: Why the U.S. government supported collective bargaining

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This post gives a brief account of some of the history of the capitalist state’s sponsorship of contracts for unions in the United States, with an emphasis on the reasoning that politicians and judges gave for their support of collective bargaining. The piece argues that what the U.S. government wanted out of introducing state support for collective bargaining was, in the words of the National Labor Relations Act, to ‘Promote the flow of commerce’ through ‘friendly adjustment of industrial disputes.’  (more…)

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