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A Founding Father Fix for Inequality

News : The Daily Beast

Current approaches to addressing rising inequality—raising the minimum wage, expanding higher education, increasing the power of unions, widening the national focus on high technology, aiming for a national renaissance in manufactur...

'I'm in a Union—You're Welcome': How Having Strong Labor Unions Helps Everyone Who Works Earn More

News / Independent News : AlterNet

Click here for reuse options! A new study shows that if unions were stronger, wages would be higher for union members and nonmembers alike. Millions of Americans today earn less than their predecessors did 40 years ago, adjusted for...

Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia

News : Reuters: World News

BRUSSELS/ PARIS (Reuters) - Outraged by Russia's intensified air strikes on rebels in Syria, the European Union is now less likely to ease sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine, diplomats say, and some in the bloc are raising the prospec...

New York Times Labor Reporter Greenhouse Pushes Higher Taxes, Stronger Unions, Wage Subsidies on Economy

US Politics / Conservative : NewsBusters

New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse celebrates Occupy Wall Street ideas like the "Robin Hood tax" in his reporting, so it's no surprise his Sunday Review "news analysis," "Productivity Climbs, But Wages Stagnate," pushed...

Reich: Want to Fix the Economy? Strengthen Unions

Industries : AFL-CIO Now Blog

In the latest video in his series on how to fix the economy, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich argues that stronger unions are a critical component. Unions, Reich explains, are key to increasing stagnant wages and boosting a shrin...


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