This week in the War on Workers: America needs ‘imminent disturbance’

Posted by admin | Posted in Politics | Posted on 31-05-2014-05-2008

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The North Carolina legislature recently banned anything that might create an “imminent disturbance” in the legislative building. In other words, the legislature, faced with months of Moral Mondays protests, is cracking down, giving itself a rule under which to silence protesters.

Threatening protesters with arrest for peaceful demonstration is a hot Republican trend of the last few years, with bills proposed in Tennessee and Georgia targeting union picketing specifically.

But, as the video above points out, many of the moments that moved America forward relied on imminent disturbance. Not that North Carolina Republicans would necessarily see it that way.

Continue reading below the fold for more of the week’s labor and education news.

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