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The entire conversation about labor shortages and the right-wing freakout about low wage workers actually having power in the economy to make decisions about their own lives belies the real goals of wage policy–disciplining workers and reaping profits. But as the latest jobs report showed, this situation is having absolutely no negative effect on the […]
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Stolen Wages

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On May 20, 2021
It’s hardly any wonder that Americans are rethinking work whenever they can and trying to not return to their crappy jobs. They are tremendously productive, making enormous profits for their bosses. And they get mere crumbs. Seriously, any fair system would be paying workers far more given their incredible productivity: A loss of $10/hour in […]

Wage Myths

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On March 18, 2021

Jake Rosenfeld has a useful list of myths told about wages and other forms of compensation that serve to undermine workers ability to fight for more. Tyler Cowen is such a hack. Just a complete bought

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The Small Victories

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On July 17, 2018
At a terrible time like this, we have to remember that the courts can actually do the right thing from time to time and we have to hold onto the small victories and take some heart from them. In-N-Out Burger Inc. violated federal labor law when it told servers in Austin, Texas, they couldn’t wear […]
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Where’s Our Money?

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On April 13, 2018
Unemployment is low. People are talking about what a great economy this is. Is it? Because I sure don’t see it. What I see is the greatest level of inequality in a century. There’s money to be made but the people who need it aren’t making it, even if they are struggling in 3 part-time […]
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