Pluralistic: Hollywood is the single best example of mature labor power in America; On the Media on the enshittification (pt 1) (06 May 2023)


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A Collective Bargain

Workplace democracy is a training ground for true national democracy.

The cover of the Harpercollins edition of Jane McAlevey’s “A Collective Bargain.”

Now, if you want higher wages let me tell you what to do
You got to talk to the workers in the shop with you
You got to build you a union, got to make it strong
But if you all stick together, boys, it won’t be long
You get shorter hours, better working conditions
Vacations with pay. Take your kids to the seashore-

-Pete Seeger, Talking Union Blues


For years — decades — unions seemed like a relic, an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. American union participation nosedived in the Reagan years and continued to decline, year after year, with no bottom in sight.

Until 2018.
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Pluralistic: 14 Oct 2022 Medieval Times invents a modern union-busting tactic; Billionaire dilletantes vs good Democrats


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Pluralistic: 01 Mar 2022


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Pluralistic: 25 Nov 2021


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Pluralistic: 19 Jan 2021


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Pluralistic: Ad-tech is a bezzle; Google's unionizing; The Data Detective; Damon Knight's Why Do Birds is back; Endorsing the Forward 43 slate (04 Jan 2021)


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Pluralistic: 23 Nov 2020


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