Union membership has been on the decline in the U.S. for decades, and is currently half of what it was in the 1980s. How are unions adapting in an era of stagnant wages and a growing “sharing economy”? Hari Sreenivasan…
By PBS NewsHour
Collective bargaining isn't working. It's time for the labor movement to innovate and adopt new models.
By David Rolf
Philip Levine wrote 20 collections of verse, won a Pulitzer Prize and served as Poet Laureate of the United States. Yet he always considered his main mission was to document and honor the lives of working-class people.
By Mary Jo Brooks
While collective bargaining used to produce large gains for workers, entrepreneurship is now a worker’s most powerful tool for long-term career success and financial prosperity.
By Douglas P. McCormick
The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in August, but wages barely increased.
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
Showing solidarity with workers on Labor Day, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Monday requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors, including 300,000 who currently receive none.
By Ariel Min
As Labor Day winds to an end and the rigors of school and work encroach upon us, we here at the PBS NewsHour thought it would be nice to share some of the books that we've been reading this summer.
What do Costco, Trader Joe's, QuickTrip and Spanish supermarket Mercadona have in common? They treat labor as assets, says Zeynep Ton, author of "The Good Jobs Strategy," and therefore, avoid even bigger costs than labor.
By Christopher Mackin
On Labor Day, worker ownership adviser Christopher Mackin reflects on the unprecedented solidarity between Market Basket workers, managers and customers and looks forward to where the company is headed after the reinstatement of beloved CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.
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