5 reasons to join a union
There’s never been a more important time to join a union. As 26 billionaires own as many assets as the poorest 50 per cent of the world’s population, ordinary people are finding it harder to make ends meet. Trade unions fight for working people so they get a fairer share of profits, that in turn leads to a healthy economy and stable society. So what do they offer?
FEATURE: Union busting, IndustriALL affiliates under attack
There is a glimmer of hope as a new generation of workers, faced with precarious work and low wages, realize that collective action is the best way of defending their interests. In 2017, there were 262,000 new union members in the USA, of whom 75 per cent were aged under 35. Some of the biggest gains came in organizing drives led by women and people of colour.
News & Events - Unite The union
Unite, the UK’s largest union, which represents thousands of car workers including those in supply chains and engine manufacturers, has warned that the government’s ‘Road to Zero’ strategy which proposes that all new cars will be electric by 2040, lacks clarity and could damage the UK’s motor industry.
Massive Minimum Wage Study Finds Significant Gains for Low-Income Workers and Few Downsides
This research builds on previous studies that have chipped away at opposition to the policy. A new study on the minimum wage confirms previous research that found the policy raises wages for low-income workers without reducing total employment. The paper may finally start to convince conservative critics of the minimum wage to reconsider their views.