Who are Union Members? New Study Shows “The Changing Face of Labor”

By: Thursday November 12, 2009 1:45 pm

According to CEPR’s new report, The Changing Face of Labor, the overall decline of labor has actually led to a reversal of the traditional image of labor as “male, pale, and stale.” Indeed, just 38% of union members are white men, Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in labor, and by 2020 the majority of union members will be women.


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Steven Greenhouse: ‘The Big Squeeze’

By: Sunday August 17, 2008 2:00 pm

Quick, let’s all raise our hands: How many of us could live on less than $10 an hour?

That’s a take-home pay of roughly $300 a week. Most one-bedroom apartments cost at least $1,000 a month. Ooops. There goes nearly the entire salary in one rent check.

So how do the nearly 33 million U.S. workers who make less than $10 an hour survive?

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