Category: Labor Wire

Join together to get ahead

The Labor Wire June 26, 2018   On the eve of a likely ruling against workers in Janus v. AFSCME, leading economists continue to say unions are the best tool to raise pay and standards for working people. A recent paper by Henry Farber, Daniel

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A broken immigration system

The Labor Wire June 21, 2018   After a week of family separation, workplace raids and even more bad legislation, it is clearer than ever that we must fix our broken immigration system. “The Trump administration is using enforcement overreach to terrify immigrant workers and

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A better deal for workers

The Labor Wire June 14, 2018   Democrats in Congress this week introduced a key piece of legislation designed to combat growing inequality and strengthen working people’s right to fight for our economic rights. “All working people should have the freedom to join together to

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You gotta fight for your right to vote

  The Labor Wire June 12, 2018   Conservatives on the Supreme Court yesterday backed Ohio officials’ efforts to purge tens of thousands of citizens from its voter rolls, likely opening the door for other states to take similar actions. Brought by the A. Philip

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Jobs, jobs, jobs

The Labor Wire May 31, 2018 Washington often misses the big picture by focusing on narrow details, like the monthly jobs report due out tomorrow from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This month’s numbers will likely continue a trend of modest job growth dating

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Independent political power

The Labor Wire May 23, 2018 In special elections across the country, America’s labor movement has demonstrated our unity and independence as an electoral force for a working family agenda, which is a truth every political hopeful should heed in 2018. “If you want working

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