The Escalating War Against Labor

The Escalating War Against Labor

On Ed Schultz’s radio show, John Nichols explains that the GOP campaign against unions will be a struggle for America’s future.


On The Ed Schultz Show, The Nation’s John Nichols says the GOP’s escalating war against labor is "really the heart and soul of the struggle for America’s future." He explains how collective bargaining is one of the "oldest American concepts" and suggests Republicans would like to do away with this workers’ right so that the party of big business can become a permanent majority.

Nichols says that his home state of Wisconsin has historically been a "laboratory of democracy." In a recent blog post, Nichols draws particular attention to Governor Scott Walker’s "proposal to strip public employees of most collective bargaining rights, cut pay and gut benefits without any negotiation."

—Kevin Gosztola

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