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A New Framework for Labor Law: Shifting the Paradigm on Workers’ Rights

August 23, 2018 - 11:28pm

Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We’re now into the second year of the Trump administration, and the last year has been filled with ups and downs, important victories, successful holding campaigns, and painful defeats. We’ve learned a lot, but there is always more to learn, more to be done. In this now-weekly series, we talk with organizers, agitators and educators, not only about how to resist, but how to build a better world. Today’s interview is the 136th in the series. Click here for the most recent interview before this one.

Missouri Votes to Repeal GOP Attack on Unions

August 9, 2018 - 12:48am

In another sign that the American labor movement is newly energized and emboldened in the face of attacks by the right-wing Supreme Court, the Trump administration, and Republican-controlled state legislatures, Missouri workers on Tuesday mobilized in large numbers to crush a GOP-crafted “right to work” law that would have further crippled unions in the deeply red state.

ALEC’s Deadly Asbestos Agenda Benefits Koch Industries, Nationwide

June 21, 2018 - 12:13am

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) named Missouri Republican state Rep. Bruce DeGroot as a “Legislator of the Week” in June.
Why is ALEC so fond of DeGroot? Because he has cheerfully championed ALEC legislation to restrict the right of terminally ill, asbestos victims to sue over mesothelioma. In doing so, DeGroot is helping the many US companies, including ALEC funders Koch Industries and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, that have asbestos-related liability.
Nationwide, Not on Your Side