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Clean Slate for Budget Reconciliation: How Democrats Can Reform Labor Rights, Even with the Filibuster

Clean Slate for Budget Reconciliation: How Democrats Can Reform Labor Rights, Even with the Filibuster

President Joe Biden’s ambitious pro-worker agenda is confronting a cruel legislative reality.  Thanks to the Senate filibuster—a parliamentary maneuver that blocks legislation indefinitely barring a 60-vote override—Democrats’ razor-thin Senate margins make it...

Today’s News & Commentary

Today’s News & Commentary

The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in decades: it dipped to 3.7 percent in September, lower than its been since 1969. But unlike past years with record-low unemployment, wage growth is lower “almost any way its measured,” according to a new analysis by...

Time to Aim Higher for Workers’ Rights

Time to Aim Higher for Workers’ Rights

Labor activists must aim much higher if we are to push through the severe structural obstacles that limit organizing in the US. And now is the time as workers’ rights in the US are at a 100 year low and sinking at both the national and state level. The right to organize and negotiate is now virtually out of reach for 90% of American workers. It will be at least 2021 before a sympathetic Congress, if there is one, could hope to legislate solutions with support from the President.