Posts below are from May 2012 to January 2013

Union membership level now lowest since Great Depression.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/23/1486791/union-membership-shrinks-to-the-lowest-level-since-the-depression/

 

Unions at lowest percentage of membership since 1930s.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_UNION_MEMBERSHIP?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US&TEMPLATE=

 

Brendan Fischer list new campaign’s to continue the dismantling of Unions in the US.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/14-0

 

Watch Ralph Nader show that raising minimum wage would help 30 million workers.

http://www.commondreams.org/video /2012/06/15-0

 

Matt Karlin on how NAFTA helps the 1% and hurts labor on both sides of the border.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/10309-the-1-connection-mexico-and-the-united-states-crony-capitalism-and-the-exploitation-of-labor-through-nafta

 

Income inequality and union membership vary inversely. No surprise? Or just a case of post hoc ergo propter hoc? I see it as one of those striking cases where empirical data makes the correct historical explanations more certain. A chart for every phone booth.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/10246-inequality-rises-as-union-numbers-decline

 

Wage rights and guest workers. Check Gabriel Thompson’s story.

http://www.thenation.com/article/168715/big-bad-business-fighting-guest-worker-rights?rel=emailNation