Posts Tagged ‘unionism’

Dec
2015
14

Top Economists: Politics, Not Industry Changes, Responsible for Decline in Unionism

Top Economists: Politics, Not Industry Changes, Responsible for Decline in Unionism
  The upcoming issue of the New York Review of Books features a piece by Paul Krugman, who reviews the new Robert Reich book, Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few.  In analyzing and highlighting some of Reich’s arguments, Krugman pieces together the changes that have occurred in both the U.S. and global economies [&hellip...
Aug
2015
19

Gallup Poll Finds Big Upswing in Union Support; Women, Young People Most Enthusiastic

Gallup Poll Finds Big Upswing in Union Support; Women, Young People Most Enthusiastic
  A recent Gallup poll shows that America’s support for labor unions has jumped 5 percent in the past year, bringing it to 58 percent. This is the highest such figure since 2008 when 59 percent approved.  The poll was conducted between August 5th and 9th and is part of Gallup’s annual Work and Education [&hellip...
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Jul
2014
8

Many Fort Wayne Residents None Too Pleased With Extremist GOP Destroying Collective Bargaining

Many Fort Wayne Residents None Too Pleased With Extremist GOP Destroying Collective Bargaining
  In the wake of the Fort Wayne City Council’s override of Mayor Tom Henry’s collective bargaining ban veto, surprising reactions from residents abound. And the pro-bargaining arguments aren’t coming only from union workers whose livelihoods are taking a direct hit under the conservative council’s regime. The importance of...
Jan
2014
6

Boston Contractor’s Association Head Praises New Mayor Walsh’s “Sensible Unionism”

Boston Contractor's Association Head Praises New Mayor Walsh's
  For Boston’s new mayor Marty Walsh, a career as a union laborer and Building and Construction Trades Council head has been a double-edged sword.  It helped him shape his world view and ultimately win the election, but it has also left many with a preconceived notion of how he will handle city contracts and [&hellip...