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Local professor talks employee rights this Labor Day

Local professor talks employee rights this Labor Day 

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH)- It’s Labor Day and Americans across the country are celebrating the unofficial end of summer.

But the real reason for the national holiday is to honor the labor movement and American workers.

Michelle Macaluso reports from Washington that last month, the U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs fewer than economists expected but with big gains in manufacturing (36,000 more positions) according to the labor department.

WACH FOX sat down with University of South Carolina School of Law Professor Joseph A. Seiner who details how worker rights have been undermined for years in his new book titled “The Supreme Court’s New Workplace”. Seiner says the U.S. Supreme Court has systematically eroded the rights of minority workers through subtle changes in procedural law.

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