EPI: Evidence Shows Collective Bargaining Raises Teacher Pay

March 30, 2018

“Some recent media reports on a new academic study … give the impression that the paper’s findings reflect badly on teachers unions,” writes Lawrence Mishel for The Economic Policy Institute. “This is a misreading, however, of the study and of its […]

NYT: How to Think About Corporate Tax Cuts

March 30, 2018

“In the short run, giving more money to corporations helps only the owners of corporations,” writes Justin Wolfers in The New York Times. “The benefits trickle down to workers over many years, as tax cuts first increase investment, eventually […]

Blanc: It’s Oklahoma’s Turn to Strike

March 30, 2018

“The historic victory in West Virginia has inspired teachers and staff across the United States,” writes Eric Blanc in Jacobin. “Marches, rallies, and sickouts in defense of public schools have spread to Kentucky, Arizona, Wisconsin, and beyond. Whether this movement becomes a bona fide strike wave will depend […]

US Jobless Claims Fell Last Week to Lowest Level Since 1973

March 29, 2018

The number of Americans claiming new unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since 1973, signaling continued health in the labor market. Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs across the US, fell by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted […]

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