Austerity and U.S. Decline
Against The Current vol. 153

The Editors
http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/3308

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/07/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13785

The full frontal assault on public workers and their unions in one state after another — stripping collective bargaining rights and dues checkoff, slashing wages and pensions and health benefits, abolishing seniority and tenure for teachers, mandating yearly decertification votes, threatening jail terms for strikers — is as massive and instantaneous as it was unexpected by the labor bureaucracy and many union members. To say “the class war is back” is an understatement. It’s an authentic firestorm sucking the oxygen from labor rights, from Wisconsin to Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and other states.

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