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Would Sectoral Bargaining Provide a Better Framework for American Labor Law?

| Sep 14, 2020

Labor leader David Rolf and American Compass’s Oren Cass discuss the potential for sectoral bargaining in America.

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Would Sectoral Bargaining Provide a Better Framework for American Labor Law?

Labor leader David Rolf and American Compass’s Oren Cass discuss the potential for sectoral bargaining in America.

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What American Workers Really Want Instead of a Union at Amazon

| Apr 20, 2021

POLITICO—American Compass executive director Oren Cass discusses the failed unionization drive at Amazon’s Bessemer, AL, warehouse and what it says about what kind of support and representation workers actually want.

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The Amazon Union Drive and the Changing Politics of Labor

Mar 25, 2021

THE NEW YORKER—In a discussion of the changing politics of organized labor, Benjamin Wallace-Wells cites American Compass’s work on the issue and its promise on the right-of-center.

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Joe Biden should be doing more that really helps workers

| Feb 01, 2021

FINANCIAL TIMES—American Compass executive director Oren Cass discusses President Biden’s first days in office and why he should focus on policies that help working Americans.

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Is the Conservative Case for Organized Labor an Oxymoron?

Sep 30, 2020

IN THESE TIMES—American Compass’s Oren Cass discusses a conservative future for organized labor with Hamilton Nolan.

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Conservatives Should Embrace Labor Unions

Sep 26, 2020

PUBLIC DISCOURSE—Brad Littlejohn interviews American Compass’s Oren Cass about why conservatives should be interested in the future of America’s labor movement.

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Why Conservatives Should Embrace Labor Unions to Reduce Economic Inequality

| Sep 24, 2020

USA TODAY—American Compass’s Wells King connects dysfunctional labor laws, declining union-participation, and partisan interests to the rise of economic inequality.

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America Needs a Conservative Labor Movement

| Sep 17, 2020

WALL STREET JOURNAL—American Compass’s Oren Cass argues that a strong, reformed labor movement has unique potential to advance conservative priorities.

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The Conservative Case for Organized Labor

Sep 08, 2020

NEW YORK MAGAZINE—Eric Levitz interviews American Compass’s Oren Cass about his vision for a pro-worker conservatism.

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On the Commons

Workers Are People, Not Widgets: An Epilogue

| Sep 30, 2020

Earlier this month my husband David and I wrote about Alex, a worker at an Ohio-based unionized factory, and the way the union...

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Give Workers Power to Boost Productivity, Reduce Inequality

| Sep 29, 2020

Last week in USA Today, I argued that reinvigorating the American labor movement could address economic inequality in a way that should appeal...

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Labor For The Future

| Sep 14, 2020

This is one of those half-baked blog posts that are the point of a blog but increasingly rare; after all, in the digital...

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Labor Market, Labor Code—Or Labor Bazaar?

| Sep 07, 2020

There are only two ways to establish the price of something, including a day’s wages for a worker—the market and the state. Impersonal...

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The Quest for Community on Labor Day

| Sep 07, 2020

In its latest public statement, American Compass affirms the enduring importance of organized labor and the need for conservatives to have a stake...

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Dignity to Endure

| Sep 07, 2020

After spending eight years driving four hundred thousand miles to take 60,000 pictures of working class Americans, I could easily write a Labor...

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