The arc of unions in the U.S. and attacks on labor is a history of organized corporate influence that can be traced back decades. Part one of Capital and Main’s article Judging Janus: A Timeline of the Right’s War on Workers explores that history.
Along the arc is the firing of air traffic controllers in 1981, and the historic Citizens United case that has corrupted Washington D.C. with more dark money and even more lobbyists.
Patriotism subordinates to capitalism when right-wing think tanks create and sell corporate policies to unwitting legislators.
Read Capital and Main’s 4 part series on the Supreme Court Case Janus vs AFSCME here.