right to work

Labor’s Love Lost

Editors’ Note: Reposted from Mother Jones, May 10, 2021.  Voters often face issue choices that are complex and threaded across many years.  This synopsis of the history of organized labor in the US provides a comprehensive sketch of the topic…. Read More ›

Virginia Workers Deserve Rights

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from an article in Blue Virginia, January 11, 2020, by Brian D. Teucke. As with many public policies, Virginia’s ban on public sector employee collective bargaining has a historical origin. Virginia is one of only nine states… Read More ›

Virginia Should Give a Damn

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,” Rhett responded to the pleas of Scarlett O’Hara. The reply would likely be echoed were a news report to carry a story about a strike by executives or CEOs at any major… Read More ›

Are Unions Making a Comeback?

In 2016, Virginia voters defeated a referendum, 53–47 percent, to amend the state’s constitution to include a right-to-work [RTW] provision. In Missouri last week, voters passed a referendum by a 2–1 margin overturning a similar law previously enacted by a… Read More ›