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Unions & Collective Action

Facing an organizing campaign at work (or want to get involved in one)? Already a union member but don't understand how things work? Fired for organizing or joining a union? This section covers information about your rights to organize and be in a union, and how unions work.

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O'Malley & Madden Weekly Weekly

Topic of the Week

Paycheck Unfairness

Women earn 77% of what men earn, this is up from 61 cents per dollar of a man's salary 50 years ago. But it's still not nearly enough for any woman earning only a fraction of what men earn for the exact same job.

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Blog of the Week

The Right Wing Has a Vast, Secret Plot to Destroy Unions for Good. Here’s How to Fight Back.

SPN and ALEC have aggressively pursued so-called “right-to-work” legislation as a means of bankrupting unions and knocking out a key component of their opponents’ get-out-the-vote operation. Twenty-eight states now have these anti-union laws on the books.

Thought for the Week

"Take risks; if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. "

–Unknown

List of the Week

from Athena Doctrine Survey

Men Just Aren't Cutting It: Worldwide Dissatisfaction With Male Behavior

  • Japanese and South Koreans, 79%
  • French, 76%
  • Brazilians, 70%
  • More than two-thirds in Indonesia, Mexico, UK and US  

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Economists lobby for $15 minimum wage
  2. Home care workforce shortage affects caregiving
  3. Trump to nominate management-side lawyer Peter Robb for NLRB general counsel
  4. Fearing revolt from businesses, D.C. to shift focus away from worker protections
  5. House Republicans are trying to block an Obama-era program to track the gender pay gap