Labor reform could mean higher wages and less inequality

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT – College of Education
October 6, 2016
Left to Right: Guy Downs, Giri Jogaratnam, Paul Majeske (Chair), Jiang Lu, Ali Eydgahi (Vice Chair), Sean Che. Not Pictured: John Texter
COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT – College of Technology
October 25, 2016

Labor reform could mean higher wages and less inequality

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Of the little we’ve heard, much of this election’s economic policy discussion has focused on what can be done about our historically slow growth, rising inequality, and decreasing social mobility. But neither candidate has focused on one no-brainer solution: strengthening unions.

That might seem a contentious statement in a country with decades of fraught relations between corporations and labor…


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