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  • Labor Law Faces Dire New Threats From Supreme Court Under Trump

    By Mario Vasquez, Truthout | Report

    Workers demonstrate outside of Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 1, 2016.Workers demonstrate outside of Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 1, 2016. (Mark Makela / The New York Times)

    If Janus v. AFSCME makes it to a Trump Supreme Court, it could pose an existential threat to organized labor and an end to exclusive representation. If this happens, labor's hope for survival will rest in intensive grassroots organizing of the sort that the Culinary Workers Union pursued in right-to-work Las Vegas.

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  • Dispatch From Little Rock: A Local Win in the Ongoing Fight Against Police Violence

    Dispatch From Little Rock: A Local Win in the Ongoing Fight Against Police Violence

    By Flint Taylor, Truthout | News Analysis

    Little Rock, Arkansas, has finally issued a public apology for the killing of Eugene Ellison -- a 67-year-old Black man shot to death by police who entered his home in 2010. Ellison's family won a monetary settlement, as well as a public bench dedicated to his memory.

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  • The West's Shift Toward Repression

    The West's Shift Toward Repression

    By Annie Machon, Consortium News | Op-Ed

    It seems that the US government is globally paying big bucks to people to encourage them to expose the crimes of their employers, but only if they're working for financial institutions -- as opposed to say working for the government. There is one standard for financial whistleblowing, complete with generous financial rewards.

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