Sorscher: Did Someone Just Say ‘Industrial Policy?’

February 7, 2017

“We are ready for a new approach that would balance trade and share the gains from globalization,” writes Stan Sorscher in The Huffington Post. “Labor, environment, and other civil society groups have specific goals – deal with inequality, climate […]

The Collapse of Organized Farm Labor in California

February 2, 2017

In his recent resignation letter, the head of the board, William B. Gould IV, described the law as “irrelevant to farmworkers.” He estimated that less than one percent of the agricultural work force is now represented by a union. […]

Union Membership Hits New Low

January 26, 2017

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said just 10.7 percent of American workers were members of labor unions in 2016, down from 11.1 percent the previous year, and down from 20.1 percent in 1983, the first year the bureau collected union statistics. “These numbers bear out a trend that’s been underway for years […]

Trump Meets with Labor Leaders at White House

January 23, 2017

President Donald Trump is telling union leaders that he is redoing the nation’s trade deals “to put a lot of people back to work.” Trump convened a meeting of about a dozen labor leaders Monday at the White House. […]

Jacobin: Labor’s Narrow Window

January 11, 2017

“We do have a critical weapon here: we know what’s coming,” writes Dave Kamper in Jacobin. “We know exactly what is going to happen to the working class under President Trump: an assault on worker rights the likes of which we have never seen. But we also know this: the American labor movement will […]

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