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Anti-Unionism And The Despicable Dissing of Marvin Miller

One of the most powerful weapons used against unions is to essentially write them out of history: children don’t learn about unions in schools. Most politicians only mention unions when they are slumming for a check for their campaigns or they promise to put on sneakers and walk picket lines when elected but somehow that promise is forgotten once the election is over; they talk great rhetoric about the “middle class” but you almost never hear, unprompted and certainly not in front of crowds outside a union hall, a great speech about unions and their central place in making a healthy economy. Which is why the despicable refusal to elect Marvin Miller to baseball’s Hall of Fame matters–and it should matter to every person who cares about unions, even if you’ve never watched a minute of baseball in your life.

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Marvin Miller–Snubbed Again

    Yes, I know, there are a lot of issues out there that need addressing but today I just want to put in a few words on Marvin Miller. For those of you less inclined to follow sports, Miller was the man who transformed the baseball players union into a real force. Granted, most people […]

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Marvin Miller–Snubbed Again

    Yes, I know, there are a lot of issues out there that need addressing but today I just want to put in a few words on Marvin Miller. For those of you less inclined to follow sports, Miller was the man who transformed the baseball players union into a real force. Granted, most people […]

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