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When People are Fired Illegally

By DAVID MACARAY

"Wal-Mart
employees tell horror stories of being “interrogated” by company
officials who suspect them of having met with a union organizer in the
parking lot (surveillance cameras monitor the premises) and not
reporting it.  So hysterical is Wal-Mart’s fear of labor unions,
workers are not only regularly subjected to virulent, anti-union
propaganda sessions, they’re reminded that they’re required to report any attempt by a union organizer to pass out literature or engage them in a conversation about unions."

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Our Masters at Work

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Obama vs. Labor

By DAVID MACARAY

In
the span of, literally, a few weeks—beginning with President-elect
Obama’s nomination of Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor, and ending
shortly after his inauguration—organized labor has gone from a state of
euphoria to one of confusion to one of resentment, then back to
euphoria, and then back to resentment, before settling, finally, on
something resembling Hindu fatalism. 

This
emotional roller coaster ride was propelled by one question:  How hard
will Obama push to get the EFCA (Employee Free Choice Act) passed?  In
a nutshell, the EFCA would make it extraordinarily easier for America’s
workers to join labor unions by doing away with the necessity of
NLRB-sanctioned union certification elections. 

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Wal-Mart Caught Stealing

By DAVID MACARAY

"...But when a
corporation steals from its own people—especially ones as fiercely
loyal as Wal-Mart employees—doesn’t that cross the line?  Doesn’t that
totally blow their minds?  What’s it going to take for these
Wal-Marters to realize they’re being exploited?" 

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On the Financial Crisis

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