American Unions’ Fight for Survival

EVENT: American Unions’ Fight for Survival

Once a bastion working class power and left politics, unions in the USA have now been on the retreat for several decades, with both organizational missteps and active opposition in the form of anti-worker legislation pushing labor unions into increasingly marginalized positions. The “Janus” case, which will be reviewed by the Supreme Court this term, threatens to be what some have called a “bullet to the head” for the labor movement.

Join the Stanford Branch of the International Socialist Organization to discuss both the history of unionization in the USA and the current judicial threats to its continued existence.

Suggested Readings:
“There’s No Trick”: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/01/janus-afscme-right-to-work-public-unions-dues

Will the Supreme Court Unravel Public Employee Unions?: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/10/will-the-supreme-court-unravel-public-employee-unions/542382/

Agenda:
American Unions’ Fight for Survival (40 min)
Announcements (25 min)
Planning public meeting about immigration (15 min)

 

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Bechtel Center Classroom

Tuesday, February 6 2018, 7-8:30pm


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Date(s) - 02/06/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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