The U.S. depends on trains to transport almost half of all freight.
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Workers still need to approve the deal, which was brokered by President Biden in 20 hours of last-minute negotiations.
Minor league players often endure lengthy bus trips.
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If any industry is crying out for unionization, it’s this one.
Would a hike in the national minimum wage help tackle the cost of living crisis?
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A national minimum wage increase won’t be enough to address rising living costs.
Governments budget in billions. Yet analysis prepared for The Conversation shows they’ve been extraordinarily stingy with pay rises – particularly when it comes to teachers and nurses.
Expatriates and locals faced similar risks and hazards but for different pay.
In the Copperbelt the category of ‘expatriate’ recreated a dual wage structure that still persists.
More UK union members have been involved in industrial action in recent months.
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The rise and fall of UK trade union membership numbers can impact the instances and success of industrial action.
British Columbian workers in the public sector, transit and transportation have voted to take job action in recent weeks to fight for their right to earn livable wages.
If the labour movement can organize and mobilize working people in B.C. and Canada, the change could be significant.
Traffic passes by election signs on Wellington Road in London, Ont., on Oct. 22, 2018, municipal election day in Ontario.
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Attracting more diverse municipal candidates who represent Canada’s population requires better pay. Right now, city council jobs favour aging white men who are retired or independently wealthy.
Higher wages can support a more productive economy.
The UK is experiencing a spike in industrial action as workers facing the cost of living crisis try to negotiate for wage increases.
Strikes are happening across various UK industries at the moment, but what is the history of strike action in UK?
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The panel believes Australia will avoid a recession the year ahead, but is much less certain about the United States. It expects real wages to go backwards and economic growth to sink.
Employees and their organisations can gain from union membership, research shows.
Collective bargaining carried out by unions can ultimately benefit employers, not just employees.
Will the latest Bank of England interest rate hike tackle inflation?
Recent rate hikes will not do much to tackle inflation, but greater cooperation between the Bank of England and the government could help the UK economy.
New figures show economic growth edged closer back towards normal in the months to March, but the gains went to profits rather than wages.
The daily commute is not worth as much as before.
Lower real living standards now represent the price of being in paid work.
The buying power of wages began slipping mid last year year. The wages share of national income has been sliding since 2016.
A long-brewing dispute?
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A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint over instances of anti-union practices at Starbucks. And that was before the company’s boss threatened to withhold wages.
The 2013 strike over wages by farm workers in South Africa’s Western Cape.
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Inequality in organisations is difficult to shift because they are entrenched by the status quo.
Aged care reform remains unfinished business for Labor. It made a start this week but more needs to come.
‘Cant wait to reach my new cage.’
Workers have been quitting more than ever. But where are they going?