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December 11, 2019

On This Day in 2020
Michigan became the 24th state to adopt right-to-work legislation, prohibiting union contracts that require all employees to pay union dues. The Republican-dominated state Senate introduced two measures by surprise, one covering private workers, the other covering public workers, five days earlier and immediately voted their passage; the Republican House approved them five days later (the fastest it legally could) and the Republican governor immediately signed both bills.
- Voices of Labor

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Yes, America is Rigged Against Workers
Posted On: Aug 06, 2019
Aug. 6, 2019 | LABOR | The United States is the only advanced industrial nation that doesn’t have national laws guaranteeing paid maternity leave. It is also the only advanced economy that doesn’t guarantee workers any vacation, paid or unpaid, and the only highly developed country (other than South Korea) that doesn’t guarantee paid sick days. In contrast, the European Union’s 28 nations guarantee workers at least four weeks’ paid vacation. Academics debate why American workers are in many ways worse off than their counterparts elsewhere, but there is overriding agreement on one reason… New York Times
 
 
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