House Republicans Can’t Even Tolerate the Word Labor

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Congresswoman Virginia Foxx wants to protect job-creating workers from union bosses.
Photo: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg via Getty Images

With all the shenanigans that have accompanied the Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives, a name change for the Committee on Education and Labor may seem like small potatoes. The shift is drawing even less attention than the new Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, a panel devoted to wild conspiracy theories about the deep state persecuting Donald Trump and the sturdy MAGA patriots who follow him.

But the committee’s rechristening as the House Committee on Education & the Workforce reflects a tradition of Republican labor hostility that…

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