How Should Workers Respond to the Supreme Court’s Ruling in Glacier Northwest?
The court's ruling could have been much worse—and soon will be. Workers and unions need to be prepared.

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Today’s US Supreme Court ruling in the Glacier Northwest v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters case was a blow to workers—but not quite the knockout punch hoped for by the Chamber of Commerce. Despite the court’s 8-1 decision favoring the employer, the justices made a relatively narrow ruling, rather than a broad one weakening the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) even further. In the future—the near future—labor will not be so lucky as to lose this lightly, and workers should get ready to fight what’s coming.

But if we are being smart strategists, we should ready ourselves for where this relentlessly pro-business court is clearly heading. The first step is to build strong commitment among the ranks for super-majority strikes with steadfast solidarity and support from other workers, the community, and politicians.

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