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September 3rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 3, 2019

Published September 3rd, 2019 -

Yesterday, Mark Joseph Stern reported in Slate about Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson’s plan to alter the process by which the state deducts union member dues from public employees’ paychecks. The plan was released last Tuesday in the form of a legal opi... More »

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Remembering Héctor Figueroa

Published July 23rd, 2019 -

Héctor Figueroa hired me into my first job in the labor movement. In 2000, he and a new leadership team began at SEIU Local 32BJ, the massive building services union centered in New York City. Héctor was initially the Secretary-Treasurer (essentially the third... More »

July 15th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 15, 2019

Published July 15th, 2019 -

On Sunday, The Wall Street Journal explored the disconnect between the current record-low unemployment rate and wage stagnation. Theoretically, a low unemployment rate should lead to wage inflation because employers need to boost pay to attract new employees. ... More »