• Today in Labor History
    Nov. 24, 1947
    The US House of Representatives found ten Hollywood writers and directors in contempt for their alleged ties to Communism. Each of the ten was fined $1,000, sentenced to a year in prison, and blacklisted from working in Hollywood..
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  • Why Stronger Labor Unions Would Speed Up the U.S. Post-COVID Recovery
    Posted On: Oct 22, 2020
    Oct. 22, 2020  | COMMENTARY | Recessions always inflict the most pain on Americans in the middle and lower end of the income distribution range, destroying jobs, eroding wages, and wiping out savings for those working in industries such as construction, manufacturing, hospitality, and retail. But the crushing economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have reached levels unseen in the last four decades, and the long-term scarring will be severe without intervention from Congress – not just in the form of emergency relief, but also with targeted policy solutions.  One solution lawmakers should prioritize is a historic workers’ rights proposal, given that defanged labor protections are a large part of the reason the downturn has been so devastating to those who can least afford it... Fortune
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