[In Balls & Strikes] Americans Love Unions. The Supreme Court’s Conservatives Are Gutting Them
For decades, union-busting bosses and Republican politicians have had a powerful ally in their war on organized labor: the United States Supreme Court.
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My latest article looks at the Supreme Court’s multi-generational role in helping bosses bust unions. Since the passage of Taft-Hartley in 1947, the Court has been the weapon of choice for Capitalists to disempower the National Labor Relations Board, destroy union power, and drive down union membership, which sits at record-low numbers today.
If you’re unfamiliar with Balls & Strikes, it’s a fantastic publication that covers the Supreme Court the way it ought to be: cynically.
You can read my piece at the button below, and I highly suggest keeping an eye on Balls & Strikes for all your Supreme Court coverage.
One paragraph we had to cut from this piece for time was discussion of Teamsters v. Glacier Northwest. The TLDR is that Glacier is suing the Teamsters, because when the Teamster-represented workers went on strike, some of Glacier's wet cement dried and was ruined. If the Court rules on behalf of the bosses, it could devastate Americans' right to strike.