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Labor Raises the Floor in Nashville

Chris Brooks & Rebecca Kolins Givan American Prospect
As construction booms in an increasingly progressive city, workers find the power to unionize in the otherwise non-union South.

Death at Howard Industries

Joe Atkins Labor South
A company showered by media love and political largesse despite its horrible record.

Oregon Governor Signs Sweeping Union Rights Law Affecting Public Employers

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart The National Law Review
On June 20, 2019, Oregon governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 2016 into law. The legislation brings sweeping changes for public sector employers and unions in an effort to increase unions’ direct access to represented employees at the workplace.

Why Wealth Gap has Grown Despite Record-long Economic Growth

Christopher Rugaber ABCNews (Associated Press)
As the wealth gap has widened, income gains have remained anemic for Americans at all levels for the past decade. Many economists argue that what's needed is simply higher incomes so more Americans can save and build wealth.

Erie Locomotive Workers Avert Strike with New Contract at Wabtec

Saurav Sarkar Labor Notes
In a qualified victory, 1,700 UE members conceded a two-tier wage structure with a 10-year progression for new hires to reach parity with current workers, but beat back the company’s demands for a harsher version of two-tier and other concessions.