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The Enormous Impact of Eroded Collective Bargaining on Wages

Lawrence Mishel Economic Policy Institute
For the “typical” or median worker, declining unionization over the last four decades translates to a loss of $1.56 per hour worked, the equivalent of $3,250 for a full-time, full-year worker.

Paying for Low-Wage Pollution

Liz Ryan Murray OtherWords
Economic justice activists are championing laws that shift the costs of toxic poverty wages from communities to corporations.

Tidbits - April 2, 2015 - Mexican Farmworkers Strike; Death Penalty; Water Privatization; Elizabeth Warren; Cesar Chavez; and more

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Fast Food Strikes Hit 150 US Cities

Ned Resnikoff and Michelle Richinick MSNBC
Thousands of fast food workers across 150 U.S. cities walked off the job on Thursday. Hundreds of those workers — nearly 500 of them, according to a public relations firm supporting the strikes — willfully committed civil disobedience as part of their protest, and were subsequently arrested by the police.

Tidbits - June 19, 2014

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