Casselmanon: Unionization Rates on the Decline

August 31, 2017

Unions have a lot of ground to make up. In 1983, the first year for which comprehensive national data are available, 20% of American wage and salary workers were union members. That figure has fallen nearly every year since, hitting an all-time […]

Weingarten: A Moment of Moral Clarity on Labor Day

August 27, 2017

“Have you heard the joke about Labor Day?” writes Randi Weingarten in the Huffington Post. “It’s when Americans celebrate the contributions of working people with mattress sales and cookouts so they don’t have to think about how their wages […]

Reporting on Labor in the US Media

August 27, 2017

“Labour as an issue has been really absent from the media coverage,” explains Michelle Chen, contributing writer for The Nation. “Business reporting, whatever we call economics reporting now, is focused on financial markets. And we know from our everyday lives that financial markets is not where […]

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