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Interchange – The Right to Dignity: Service Sector Workers and the Future of Unions

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Do service-sector workers represent the future of the U.S. labor movement? Mid-twentieth-century union activism transformed manufacturing jobs from backbreaking, low-wage work into careers that allowed workers to buy homes and send their kids to college. Some union activists insist that there is no reason why service-sector workers cannot follow that same path…As one Indiana-based organizer says of the struggle being …

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Judge Claims “Right to Work” Law Violates Indiana Constitution

The controversial ‘Right to Work’ pushed through by the State Republicans last year suffered its first legal setback last week. This law forbids unions from forcing employees covered by their collective agreements to pay dues or service fees to the union which negotiated and enforces the particular employment agreement. On Thursday, Judge John Sedia, of Lake County, ruled that the …

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