Thursday, September 08, 2016

New column day

Here, on the connection between unionization and secure employment income - and the importance of encouraging the former if people otherwise face no real hope of achieving the latter.

For further reading...
- Again, Jake Rosenfeld, Patrick Denice and Jennifer Laird's Economic Policy Institute study showing how unionization boosts non-union pay is here.
- The Canadian Payroll Association's latest survey showing both the precarity of many households and the widespread belief that economic conditions won't improve is reported on by the CP here. And other polling showing generational pessimism has been reported for Canada, the U.S. and the UK respectively.
- The Center for American Progress offers its roadmap to build a strong and secure middle class - with increased union power playing an important role.
- Finally, Branko Milanovic writes (PDF) that we should expect the rich to prioritize increased inequality rather than shared growth in pursuing their own desire for concentrated wealth - signalling the importance of a concerted effort to push back.

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