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News
  1. -12-17-11 Editorial: Crippling the Right to Organize (New York Times)
      "UNLESS something changes in Washington, American workers will, on New Year’s Day, effectively lose their right to be represented by a union. Two of the five seats on the National Labor Relations Board, which protects collective bargaining, are vacant, and on Dec. 31, the term of Craig Becker, a labor lawyer whom President Obama named to the board last year through a recess appointment, will expire. Without a quorum, the Supreme Court ruled last year, the board cannot decide cases."

      "Workers illegally fired for union organizing won’t be reinstated with back pay. Employers will be able to get away with interfering with union elections. Perhaps most important, employers won’t have to recognize unions despite a majority vote by workers. Without the board to enforce labor law, most companies will not voluntarily deal with unions." 12-11

Papers
  1. Labor Day Origins (Columbia Encyclopedia)
      Provides a short history of the celebration of Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday of September. 2-02

  2. Labor Day Origins (PBS.org - NewsHour)
      Provides a history of the celebration of Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday of September. "Conceived by America's labor unions as a testament to their cause, the legislation sanctioning the holiday was shepherded through Congress amid labor unrest and signed by President Grover Cleveland as a reluctant elction-year compromise." 2-02

  3. Labor Day Origins (U.S. Department of Labor)
      Provides a history of the celebration of Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday of September. 2-02

  4. Labor Day Origins (Wilson)
      Provides a history of the celebration of Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday of September. 2-02

   
   


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