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From the Editorial Team 724157 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017724157New Labor Forum research-article2017 New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(3) 5 –6 From the Editorial Team Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017724157 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017724157 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf So dire are the threats to our frail safety net Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Amendments—on posed by the Trump regime and the far-right- freedom of speech and of assembly, freedom from controlled Congress that their legislative inepti- involuntary servitude, and equal protection. tude has become a rare, if unreliable, source of Labor will require more than surer legal good news. Those seeking sturdier sources of ground to stop its dissolution. The relationship protection might look to organized labor, between organized labor and civil rights organi- despite its decades-long decline. The news on zations has a largely troubled, but occasionally that front, however, has gone from bad to worse. productive, past. Refreshing that alliance in the The thin legal apparatus upon which unions years ahead could prove critical. Brandon Terry have depended since the 1935 passage of the and Jason Lee examine the historical obstacles Wagner Act has been steadily torn away and to such alliances, and suggest new grounds on currently risks near total http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

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New Labor Forum , Volume 26 (3): 2 – Sep 1, 2017

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724157 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017724157New Labor Forum research-article2017 New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(3) 5 –6 From the Editorial Team Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017724157 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017724157 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf So dire are the threats to our frail safety net Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Amendments—on posed by the Trump regime and the far-right- freedom of speech and of assembly, freedom from controlled Congress that their legislative inepti- involuntary servitude, and equal protection. tude has become a rare, if unreliable, source of Labor will require more than surer legal good news. Those seeking sturdier sources of ground to stop its dissolution. The relationship protection might look to organized labor, between organized labor and civil rights organi- despite its decades-long decline. The news on zations has a largely troubled, but occasionally that front, however, has gone from bad to worse. productive, past. Refreshing that alliance in the The thin legal apparatus upon which unions years ahead could prove critical. Brandon Terry have depended since the 1935 passage of the and Jason Lee examine the historical obstacles Wagner Act has been steadily torn away and to such alliances, and suggest new grounds on currently risks near total

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Published: Sep 1, 2017

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