Month – January 2016

The Cost of a Decline in Unions

Like many Americans, I’ve been wary of labor unions. Full-time union stagehands at Carnegie Hall earning more than $400,000 a year? A union hailing its defense of a New York teacher who smelled of alcohol and passed out in class, with even the principal unable to rouse her? A police union in New York City […]

Labor rights movements gaining momentum in China

China’s economic slowdown and lack of state protection are driving a growing number of workers to protest and go on strike. They demand higher wages and better working conditions. But how is Beijing dealing with them?  Chinese authorities recently detained seven labor activists in the southern province of Guangdong, alleging that they were “inciting workers […]