A study found that poverty rates among households with at least one union member were significantly lower than nonunionized households.
The political muscle of unions that helped to launch the NDP in was never that strong in the first place. Even worse for the party, it’s atrophied considerably over the course of the last 60 years.
Although it covers only about 6,000 workers, the election could result in the first unionized Amazon facility in the US and have broader ramifications for the labor movement.
Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
A good political donation disclosure system would close the loopholes that allow major donors to hide, while protecting the privacy of small donors.
If we remain relatively virus-free, politics in 2021 should become more normal than in 2020. And that will affect strategies on both sides.
Someone’s race, however, seems to be a factor in whether they support college athletes’ economic rights.
An industrial dispute on Australia’s ports has been billed as ‘extortion’ by the Prime Minister. But the unions call this ‘fake news’.
Erin O’Toole’s Conservative Party will try to undermine union leaders by playing to the economic nationalist fears some have been stoking for years.
The Greencore case also presents lessons for the post-coronavirus economic recovery ahead.
The coronavirus pandemic highlights the importance of ensuring safe workspaces, and a new study suggests unionization leads workers to speak up about poor conditions.
Union drives continue to launch at news organizations in the United States and Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic has not diminished journalists’ resolve to build a safety net — and to protect journalism.
Unions must continue to try to recruit and sustain a critical mass of women, particularly visible minority and LBGTQ women, into leadership roles in the years to come.
Unionization is at a record low in part thanks to the tactics these firms use on behalf of companies and other organizations.
Increased capital investment and productivity need not result in job losses. Government can use industrial policy to link investment incentives to job preservation and even job creation.
Across the United States, police are shielded from both public and departmental accountability by multiple layers of contractual and legislative protections.
Perhaps a silver-lining of the pandemic, the economic downturn has created a more constructive discourse between the minister for industrial relations and the unions.
American workers tend to lack many basic benefits that are incredibly common in other countries, a situation the ‘Essential Worker Bill of Rights’ aims to remedy.
Nurses, cleaners, grocery store clerks and other unionized workers have been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. They should emerge from it with a greater level of respect.
If government and business collaborate with workers, a scholar of labor relations writes, current economic problems could get less severe, the recovery smoother and lasting prosperity more likely.