How Harvard Aims to Muzzle Unions
The procedure by which an employer—in this case, Harvard—predicates employment on a worker’s non-participation in union membership or strike action has a long history. It is called a “yellow dog contract,” because only a scared worker will sign one.
January 27, 2020
Tea Party à la française
It’s strike season in France. Nearly every year around this time you begin to hear the whistles and drums and the loudspeakers bleating out the chants: “On va gagner, on va gagner! OUAAI!!! OUAAI!!!” In a country obsessed with the loss of national memory and shared experience, the annual strikes are, along with the Tour de France, one remaining public ritual reminding the French that they are French—not “European,” not workers of the world united, but French.
October 20, 2010