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Chicago window washers end strike, get 27 percent wage hike

Union members overwhelmingly ratified the new contract, which guarantees annual wages, doubles their life insurance from $50,000 to $100,000 and brings window washers to a $26 base wage of the life of the five-year contact, according to a statement from Service …

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Unions aren’t a thing of the past. Unions are our future.

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Wages aren’t growing when adjusted for inflation

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Ending ‘fair share’ fees will cost state workers $2,000 a year, study says

A new study by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute predicts that a Supreme Court decision forbidding public sector unions from collecting so-called fair share fees will drive down public sector union membership in California by about 9 percent and cost …

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I Work with Mark Janus. Here’s How He Benefits from a Strong Union.

Even the plaintiff in the notorious anti-union lawsuit has benefited from union membership. For instance, he will retire with a pension that his fellow union members have fought tooth and nail to defend against bipartisan attack. Photo: AFSCME

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West Virginia Teachers Won Their Strike. Now, They’re Rebuilding the Local Economy.

How the American Federation of Teachers has taken the lead in reinvigorating the poorest county in the state Kalena Thomhave May 7, 2018

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Study: Yep, Unions Made America Great

As union membership in America has declined, economic inequality has risen. New research confirms the obvious: It ain’t a coincidence. Unions are the tools that built America’s “golden age.”

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Union organizer will discuss the gig economy at campus events

Bhairavi Desai, the founding member and director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, will discuss the sharing economy and gig workers at upcoming events at UO campuses in Eugene and Portland. The Eugene event will take place May 3 at …

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NYT: Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class

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WV Teachers and the Return of Labor Feminism

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