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Pieces on labor rights and working conditions that do not make sense elsewhere go here

What’s So Wrong With Teacher Tenure?

Those terrible, no good, very bad tenured teachers have been in the spotlight again. In Vergara v. California, teacher tenure protections have been effectively outlawed in California in the name of education equality. In a far-stretched argument, Silicon Valley millionaire-backed… Read More ›

Aides Get Sick Too

Every once in a while, very rarely, the U.S. Federal Government does something right, good and sweeping to better improve the working conditions of millions of people. These days, most news I read or economic analysis I trust shows things… Read More ›

The New American Precariat

This past weekend the New York Times wrote an article on the Freelancers Union, the new labor movement seeking to address the concerns of the New American Precariat. The precariat is the class of workers who are employed in precarious types… Read More ›