The Enormous Impact Of Eroded Collective Bargaining On Wages

By Lawrence Mishal, Economic Policy Institute. -

A major factor depressing wage growth for middle earners and driving the growth of wage inequality over the last four decades has been the erosion of collective bargaining.1 Indeed, the only [...]

City Workers Push For Collective Bargaining Rights

By Brett Hall and Jane Alvarez-Wertz, WAVY. -

Virginia Beach, VA - While local government employees are not legally allowed to engage in collective bargaining in the commonwealth until May 1, a group of workers from public utilities and [...]

Police Unions: It’s Time To Change The Law And End The Abuse

By Benjamin Sachs, On Labor. -

Collective action is the source of working people’s power. It is the source of the labor movement’s power. It is the source of power that has enabled workers to secure – through unionization and [...]

Why Labor Day Matters

By Ralph Nader, -

By Ralph Nader for The Nader Page, Labor Day is a time to celebrate America’s tradespeople―the plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, tailors, retail clerks and home health assistants. [...]

Thousand Protest In Iowa Against Restrictions On Collective Bargaining

By Joey Aguirre, -

By Joey Aguirre for The Des Moines Register - More than a thousand people supporting teachers and other public employees gathered in front of the Iowa Capitol Sunday afternoon urging legislators [...]

Who Benefits From Univ.Of California’s New ‘Global Campus?’

By Steve Early, -

AFSCME rank-and-filers are campaigning, with student and community allies, for a different kind of “CBA.” At meetings on campus, in local churches, and other venues, they are pressuring the [...]

Why The Village Voice Strike Is “Part Of A Much Greater Fight”

By Andrew Elrod, -

Members of UAW Local 2110—which represents twenty-seven staff writers, editorial assistants, listings editors, and sales representatives at the Village Voice—voted to authorize a strike at the [...]