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SouthWest Airlines Sues Mechanics Union

David Koenig Associated Press
"The airline industry is a special case. Airline workers have a lot of leverage because of their role connected with safety," said Lance Compa, a senior lecturer in labor law at Cornell University.

Low Wage, Not Low Skill: Why Devaluing Our Workers Matters

Byron Auguste Forbes
When we stereotype or lazily assume low-wage workers to be  “low skill,” it reinforces an often unspoken and pernicious view that they lack intelligence and ambition, maybe even the potential to master “higher-order” skilled work.

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