President Trump’s budget slashed the Department of Labor’s funding from $12.2 billion this year to $9.6 billion next year. This equals a 21% cut. On the chopping block is the DOL’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. 222 more words
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Since 1980 real wages in retail have fallen by 11% while on-call scheduling, involuntary part-time work, and “clopening” (where workers lock up the store at night and reopen the next morning) have, according to unions, wreaked havoc with workers’ lives. 467 more words
Kate Andrias is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.
Andrew Strom takes issue with labor supporters who are “arguing that collective bargaining is dead and unions need to find something new to replace it.” He argues that passing a series of local minimum wage ordinances “is no substitute for collective bargaining.” He is right on both counts. 728 more words