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What Unions Really Should Have Said in New Ad Campaign

Filed under: Economy, FeaturesDo you belong to a union? If so, you’re one of a dying breed: As The New York Times reported last year, union membership has sunk to less than 12% of all workers, its lowest level in 70 years. Looking at last year’s headli…

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100 Years After the Triangle Fire: Are Labor Rights Moving Backward?


A century after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed the lives of 146 seamstresses in New York, worker protections are eroding around the world. As government and corporate interests from Bangladesh to Wisconsin wage war on the rights of labor, have the lessons of the Triangle disaster been forgotten?

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People@Work: The Sorry State of America’s Wage Earners

Everyone knows that the typical American household has been running in place or falling behind financially, thanks to stagnant wages and rising prices. But a new study from the the Economic Policy Institute shows that the proble…

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Strike! Eleven of the Best Union Movies Ever

Regardless of your political leanings, the struggle for fair wages and collective bargaining is fraught with drama, and Hollywood’s union movies have inspired some amazing performances. With the public workers standoff in the ne…

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Labor’s Fall — Not Oil’s Rise — Is Key to Inflation

Despite all the worry over the impact of rising oil prices, recall that the U.S. is now a largely services-based economy. And observe that the rising wages that have led to real overall cost rises in decades past are nowhere to …

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