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The Enormous Impact of Eroded Collective Bargaining on Wages

Lawrence Mishel Economic Policy Institute
Group of brown chess pawns facing one blue chess pawn Legislation that expands collective bargaining by enabling workers to choose union representation and strengthens union rights is critically important to restoring wage growth and wage equality.

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Wage Rule Trifecta Poses Test for Marty Walsh’s DOL Leadership

Ben Penn Bloomberg Law
The pending rulemakings involve legal questions that are frequently tested in Dept. of Labor investigations and in class actions pitting plaintiff’s attorneys and unions against management: contractor status, joint employment and tipped wages.

US Manufacturing Is in Trouble

Marty Hart-Landsberg Reports from the Economic Front
Talk of a manufacturing renaissance is nonsense.  And there is no reason, based on Trump administration’s economic policies, to expect one.

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More Americans Are Going on Strike

Sarah Jones New York Magazine
Strike activity surged in 2018 and 2019, marking a 35-year high for the number of workers involved in a major work stoppage over a two-year period.

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How Harvard Aims to Muzzle Unions

Walter Johnson The New York Review of Books
Over months of contract bargaining, Harvard reached common ground with the union on some issues. But over the course of a recent strike, the university began to lash out in punitive and ominous ways.
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