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Did Bob Corker Taint the UAW’s Volkswagen Union Election? And If So, Will He Get Away With It?

Huffington Post's Dave Jamieson cites TCF fellow Moshe Marvit in an article on the UAW's recent loss at the Chattanooga, TN Volkswagen plant. Read the full article.

Tags: volkswagen, unions, union election, union, uaw, moshe marvit, labor unions, labor organizing, labor law, chattanooga

What Are the UAW’s Legal Options After the Volkswagen Defeat?

TCF fellow Moshe Marvit takes an in-depth look at possible next steps for the United Auto Workers after it's close loss in an election to represent Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Read the full piece at In These Times.

Tags: unions, union vote, union organizing, uaw, labor unions, labor organizing, labor law, chattanooga

Want to Realize the Civil Rights Act’s Dream? Apply it to Union Rights, Too.

TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg and fellow Moshe Marvit argue that the best way to respect the legacy of the Civil Rights Act on its 50th anniversary is to add union rights to it. Read the full artcle at The New Republic.

Tags: union rights, union organizing, richard kahlenberg, new republic, moshe marvit, labor organizing, civil rights act, civil rights

Wonkbook: How Labor Lost in Tennessee

TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg and fellow Moshe Marvit's recent New Republic article on labor and the Civil Rights Act makes Wonkbook's morning roundup of must-read policy work. Read Kahlenberg and Marvit's article at The New Republic.

Tags: wonkbook, unions, richard kahlenberg, new republic, moshe marvit, labor unions, labor organizing, labor as a civil right, civil rights act, civil rights

What Happened in Chattanooga?

February 15, 2014 COMMENTARY BY: Moshe Marvit TOPICS: Workers & Economic Inequality, Strengthening Unions

Last night, workers at VW’s Chattanooga, Tennessee narrowly voted not to join the United Auto Workers. The loss is a crushing blow to what the union had seen as a new Southern strategy. TCF fellow Moshe Marvit analyzes what went wrong in a campaign that once looked so promising.

Tags: vw, unions, union organizing, operation dixie, neutrality agreements, national right to work committee, moshe marvit, chattanooga, bob corker

Labor Finds an Unlikely Savior in Scalia

“On Tuesday morning, something curious happened at the Supreme Court: Justice Antonin Scalia gave a full-throated defense of public-sector unions,” writes TCF fellow Moshe Marvit in In These Times. The case, Harris v. Quinn, could determine whether or not healthcare workers are permitted to join public-sector unions. Read Marvit’s recap of the oral arguments in this under-appreciated case.

Tags: unions, union organizing, supreme court, scotus, scalia, public sector unions, labor organizing, labor law, harris v quinn


Workers & Economic Inequality

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