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But Wal-Mart’s antipathy to unions and affinity for low wages merely reflects the South’s historic opposition to worker autonomy and employee rights.

A subtle burn from a 5,000 word pile of fire, Prospect’s “The 40 Year Slump”. 😞😩😡

Another point from the article: in the 1960s there were 286 strikes per year. In the 1970s, there were 83 per year. By the 2000s, there were only 20. And god help you if you are a striking worker. You’re probably better off quitting because you will either lose your job or the argument, and no matter what the corporate driven media will make the public hate you.