Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Net Social Wage

A new paper from PERI finds that there is a sizable deviation in net social wage data in the 21st century. The study’s author, Katherine A. Moos, examines possible causes-such as healthcare inflation and unemployment-and aims to explain why neoliberal governments would tolerate a growing discrepancy between labor benefits and taxation. See the paper here … More Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Net Social Wage

Remembering MLK’s Roots in Labor and Socialist Movements of the 20th Century

By Nathan Newman, As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, it’s worth remembering that his legacy was based firmly in the labor and the socialist movements of the 20th century. It takes nothing away from King to highlight how his work built on those movements and his voice was magnified by his association with … More Remembering MLK’s Roots in Labor and Socialist Movements of the 20th Century

Call for Papers: Socialism and Labor – Theory and Praxis

Socialism and Labor: Theory and Praxis Special Issue of Labor Studies Journal In conjunction with the 2018 United Association for Labor Education Annual Conference April 4-7, 2018 Seattle, Washington Many people believe that socialism as a viable economic system became unfeasible with the historical and political collapse of “actually existing socialism” in the Soviet Union … More Call for Papers: Socialism and Labor – Theory and Praxis

RRPE Call for Papers: Special Issue on Precarious and Informal Work

Special Issue Collective: Ronaldo Munck, Tamar Diana Wilson, Ipsita Chatterjee, Ron Baiman, Lucia Pradella, Carlos Salas Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2018  The concept of precarious work and employment has received much attention by scholars and organizations, such as the International Labour Organization especially after the global economic crisis of 2007–09, as the informal labor … More RRPE Call for Papers: Special Issue on Precarious and Informal Work

Laurentian University Faculty on Strike

The Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) has been working hard to negotiate a fair collective agreement that supports its members and protects the integrity of education at Laurentian University. Early yesterday evening, LUFA presented the university with an offer to reach a deal and avert a strike. Rather than responding to the offer, the university … More Laurentian University Faculty on Strike

EPI: How today’s unions help working people

By Josh Bivens, Lora Engdahl, Elise Gould, Teresa Kroeger, Celine McNicholas, Lawrence Mishel, Zane Mokhiber, Heidi Shierholz, Marni von Wilpert, Ben Zipperer, and Valerie Wilson Americans have always joined together—whether in parent teacher associations or local community organizations—to solve problems and make changes that improve their lives and their communities. Through unions, people join together … More EPI: How today’s unions help working people