Publications & Studies

12/18/14

Raising the minimum wage has been a perennial topic of debate in Congress.  The federal minimum wage, introduced in 1938 by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is currently $7.25 per hour and there are demands to increase it further. 

However, not all minimum wage increases the same.  Organized labor, or by groups funded by unions, often lead campaigns to increase the minimum...

4/14/14

INTRODUCTION: WORKER CENTERS AND THE PROMOTION OF MEMBERS-ONLY UNIONS

For nearly a century, the labor relations system of the United States has been premised upon the principles of industrial democracy and majority rule. Under this system, created by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), if a majority of employees in an appropriate unit wishes to be represented by a labor organization,...

11/21/13
 
This essay examines some of the actors, strategies and tactics behind the worker center movement
in the United States, with a focus on the relationship between...
5/1/13

Shareholder activism has become an increasingly popular method for individuals, interest
groups, and...