A Rohingya Muslim woman from Myanmar holds her child as they arrive at Kuala Kedah Jetty, in Kedah State, Malaysia, April 3, 2018.
Granting refugees in Malaysia the legal right to work will empower them, give them the chance to accumulate social and capital resources, and benefit them and the country.
Nevada unions have been successful in part because of their political engagement.
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While the Supreme Court’s Janus ruling dealt a blow to organized labor, three lessons from Nevada’s unions suggest things aren’t as bleak as they appear.
A ruling in the Janus case could devastate unions.
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The Supreme Court could kill collective bargaining throughout the country, making workers worse off and exacerbating inequality.
Trump’s victory may accelerate the ‘attack on the middle class.’
Labor’s decline has steadily eroded the prospects of working-class Americans, fueling the backlash that propelled Trump. His election, however, will likely deliver unions a knockout punch, hurting his supporters most.
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Whether you’re spending the holiday shopping for bargains, barbecuing with friends or striking for better pay, here are a few Labor Day highlights from our labor experts.
How did Trump become the working class’ hero?
Donald Trump has emerged as a self-proclaimed hero of the working class, yet his policies and pedigree suggest he’s anything but.
A child with an abacus does better math than the proponents of right-to-work laws.
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The arguments behind right-to-work legislation rely on a lot of flawed math that any statistician would frown upon.
Too many free riders, and the system of organized labor collapses.
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Labor unions dub the laws allowing unionized workers to avoid paying dues “right-to-freeload.”