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In These Times
University of Washington
Historically, the public sector has served as an equalizing institution through the expansion of job opportunities for minority workers. This study examines whether the public sector continues to serve as an equalizing institution in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Results point to a post-recession double disadvantage for Black women: they are concentrated in a shrinking sector of the economy, and they are substantially more likely be without work.
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Public sector unions have pushed for policies that benefit workers more generally, recognizing that it would not be possible to maintain good pay and benefits for public sector workers where private sector workers are poorly paid and without benefits. This is the main reason why the right wants to eviscerate public sector unions. It is important for progressives everywhere to understand this fact.