Jonathan Chait, Welcome to the (Union) #Resistance!

The News Guild, a division of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) representing print journalists, is attempting to organize writers at New York, a New York City-based high society magazine with the trendy left-liberal politics of America’s “SuperZIPs.” But while 80 percent of staff were ready to unionize (according to the union’s assessment of its “card check” drive), one prominent writer, Jonathan Chait, is a lot more skeptical…

The Jones Act’s Strange Bedfellows

A strange thing happened on December 6th, 2018, when President Donald Trump signed a waiver that allowed the American business, Fishermen’s Finest, to sail its 80.5-meter fishing boat, America’s Finest, out of a Washington State shipyard over objections from special interest labor unions and trade associations. The ship was held in the harbor because its hull was made with too much Dutch steel. This violated the century-old protectionist…

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