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September 22, 2019

On This Day in 1878
Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Sinclair wrote the 1906 novel The Jungle, which became famous for its vivid portrayal of the unsanitary condition of Chicago meatpacking houses. It was also an indictment of the bosses’ exploitation of workers, political corruption, union corruption, and the abuse of immigrants..
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We Need Stronger Labor Unions to Protect the Middle Class
Posted On: Jun 06, 2019
June 6, 2019 | OPINION | Labor law in our country is profoundly broken. The National Labor Relations Act is the federal statute that protects the right of employees to join a union, engage in collective bargaining or just stand together with coworkers to have a say in what happens at work. Congress passed the law in 1935 to “encourage collective bargaining.” But the NLRA is failing to fulfill this purpose…The NLRA needs a major overhaul. Recent efforts to amend it have been more in the category of tinkering with than rewriting the rules. The last major effort to amend the NLRA came at the beginning of the Obama Administration with a push to pass the Employee Free Choice Act… Newsweek
 
 
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