September 1, 2011 - admin

Volume 37, Issue 5: The Assault on Workers’ Rights

The November 2010 election in the USA resulted in a wave of conservative candidates winning  in local and national contests, and taking office in January 2011. Most analysts argued that this election result was due to a combination of typically small voter turnout for by-elections, a strong turnout by zealous advocates of the now well known Tea Party, and general voter dissatisfaction with the sluggish state of the economy and relatively high unemployment levels. Progressives and  those who made up the ‘Obama coalition’ were discouraged after two years of tepid political action and a general disappointment over the positions and programs of Obama’s presidency to that point…

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