The one chart that blows anti-union arguments out of the water
The one chart that blows anti-union arguments out of the water
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The one chart that blows anti-union arguments out of the water

“What have the unions ever done for us?” Well, they reduce poverty, for one. As part of its Rights at Work campaign, Unifor pulled together the data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on some of the world’s most developed countries to compare the impact of unionization on a country’s poverty rate. Look: the […]

January 15, 2014

What have the unions ever done for us?” Well, they reduce poverty, for one.

As part of its Rights at Work campaign, Unifor pulled together the data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on some of the world’s most developed countries to compare the impact of unionization on a country’s poverty rate.

Look: the lower the unionization rate, the higher the poverty rate.

Unionization and poverty

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Surprise! Fraser Institute comes out against living wage
Surprise! Fraser Institute comes out against living wage

Surprise! Fraser Institute comes out against living wage

The Fraser Institute says that paying workers a living wage actually hurts low-paid workers.   In a report released Tuesday, the right-wing think tank cites “the best available research” to argue that any gains for some workers come “at the expense of others who lose as a result of fewer employment opportunities,” said Charles Lamman, […]

January 14, 2014

The Fraser Institute says that paying workers a living wage actually hurts low-paid workers.
 
In a report released Tuesday, the right-wing think tank cites “the best available research” to argue that any gains for some workers come “at the expense of others who lose as a result of fewer employment opportunities,” said Charles Lamman, the study’s author.
 
That’s not what others have found – and likely the reason why the campaign to pay the working poor a living…