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Show BioHide BioJake Rosenfeld is Associate Professor of Sociology at Washington University-St. Louis.  He is the author of What Unions No Longer Do (Harvard University Press, 2014).  For more on his work, see www.jakerosenfeld.net. 

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Pay Transparency at Work: The Great Equalizer?

Published March 1st, 2016 -

“Pay secrecy fosters discrimination and we should not tolerate it.” So declared President Obama in the Spring of 2014 upon signing an executive order ratcheting up punishments for federal contractors that maintain pay secrecy policies.  Two years on and legisl... More »

Friedrichs Versus Wisconsin’s Act 10: A Brief Primer

Published January 13th, 2016 -

This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Friedrichs case, and unions and their supporters are bracing for the worst.  The legal case in support of the Abood precedent has been persuasively defended by Benjamin Sachs, Katherine Fisk, and Andrew S... More »

Guest Post: Public Sector Unions and the Poor

Published July 22nd, 2014 -

Jake Rosenfeld is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington and Co-Director of the Scholars Strategy Network Northwest.  His book on the consequences of labor union decline, What Unions No Longer Do, is available from Harvard University ... More »

Guest Post: The Importance of Public Sector Unions

Published July 14th, 2014 -

Jake Rosenfeld is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington and Co-Director of the Scholars Strategy Network Northwest.  His book on the consequences of labor union decline, What Unions No Longer Do, is available from Harvard University ... More »

Guest Post: What Unions No Longer Do

Published February 20th, 2014 -

Jake Rosenfeld is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington and Co-Director of the Scholars Strategy Network Northwest. His book on the consequences of labor union decline, What Unions No Longer Do, is available from Harvard University P... More »