Furman: The Real Reason You’re Not Getting a Pay Raise

July 31, 2018

“Over the past 35 years,” writes Jason Furman in Vox, “we have seen a substantial increase in inequality for a variety of reasons, which include a slowdown in increased educational attainment, the erosion of labor unions, the erosion of the minimum […]

Jacobin: ‘Janus’ and the History of the Public Sector

July 31, 2018

“The recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, depriving US public sector unions of the right to automatically deduct ‘agency fees’ from the paychecks of non-members, represents a national shift away from [George] Waring’s conciliatory […]

US Labor Costs Post Largest Annual Gain Since 2008

July 31, 2018

US labor costs increased in the second quarter as employers boosted benefits for workers, leading to the largest annual increase since 2008. The Employment Cost Index, the broadest measure of labor costs, rose 0.6 percent after an unrevised […]

AFL-CIO: Guaranteeing Our Fundamental Dignity

July 30, 2018

Signing Medicare and Medicaid into law 53 years ago Monday, President Lyndon Johnson cited an innate human tradition calling on us to build a more just society: “It calls upon us never to be indifferent toward despair. It commands us never to […]

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