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What immigration reform could mean for American workers, and why the AFL-CIO is embracing it

Robert Reich, professor of public policy | April 3, 2013

Their agreement is very preliminary and hasn’t yet even been blessed by the so-called Gang of Eight Senators working on immigration reform, but the mere fact that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue agreed on anything is remarkable. The question is whether it’s a good deal for American workers. … Continue reading »

Right to what?

Harley Shaiken, director, Center for Latin American Studies, professor in education and in geography | December 13, 2012

This just in:  American workers have the right to work!  That’s correct, existing law mandates that no worker in the United States can be compelled to join a union, although finding a job — union or non-union — remains a bit of a challenge. What then is the uproar over the recent passage of so-called … Continue reading »