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A New Year's toast to Oregon's Minimum Wage
The Oregonian, December 31, 2013

Wage Hike Would Help Workers — and the State
Richmond-Times Dispatch, December 28, 2013

Minimum Wage Hike – $11.50 for Federal Rate?
WebProNews , December 24, 2013

$11.50 Minimum Wage Fair For A State Or Federal Minimum Wage?
The Inquisitr, December 17, 2013

Raising the Floor
The Economist, December 14, 2013

The Politics of Low Pay
The Economist, December 14, 2013

Why America Needs Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. DeLauro’s FAMILY Act
eNews Park Forest, December 12, 2013

Walmart Is Not the Bargain You Might Think
Truthout, December 07, 2013

Vacation Days Around the World: Not What You Think
The Epoch Times, December 02, 2013

Congress Passes the Buck, so Localities Bump up the Minimum Wage
The Los Angeles Times, December 02, 2013

Wage Campaigners Blow Horns at Congress' Wall, but Will it Crack?
Al Jazeera America, November 21, 2013

Overworked Americans Leave Half Billion Vacation Days Unused
International Business Times, November 19, 2013

Should We Raise the Minimum Wage?
WHYY, November 14, 2013

Rethinking the Rise of Inequality
The New York Times, November 12, 2013

Council Eyes New Minimum Wage Bills
Street Sense, November 07, 2013

Corporations Rewriting U.S. Labour Laws
Inter Press Service, November 01, 2013

The Legislative Attack on American Wages and Labor Standards, 2011–2012
Economic Policy Institute, October 31, 2013

Guest Opinion: Why Unions are Pushing SeaTac's Wage Initiative
Puget Sound Business Journal, October 28, 2013

Kent Bush: 'Star Trek' Economy is Nice Dream
The Medfield Press, October 15, 2013

Rather than Savage Cuts, Switzerland Considers “Star Trek” Economics
Salon, October 11, 2013

The Whataburger Wage
The Samford Crimson, October 02, 2013

Gap in U.S. Employment Rates Between Rich, Poor at Widest Levels in Years
Associated Press, September 16, 2013

9 Ways We're Better Off Now Than We Were On The First Labor Day (And 5 Ways We're Not)
Huffington Post, September 02, 2013

The Absurdity Of A $15 Minimum Wage
Forbes, September 01, 2013

Ginnie Graham: U.S. Workers Deserve to Take Time Off
Tulsa World, August 31, 2013

This Labor Day, Much of America Will Be . . . Laboring
TIME, August 30, 2013

Largest Fast Food Strike Ever Today: 58 Cities will be Affected
Salon, August 29, 2013

The Consequences of Raising the Minimum Wage
The Seattle Times, August 29, 2013

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Hurt Workers
PolicyMic, August 26, 2013

Mandatory Paid Vacation Laws Are No Free Lunch
Forbes, August 21, 2013

Higher Wages Won’t Increase Unemployment!
Salon, August 10, 2013

Should Fast Food Workers Be Paid a Higher Wage?
89.3 KPCC, August 09, 2013

What should the minimum wage be?
The Week, August 06, 2013

7%-plus: The New Abnormal
CNN, August 02, 2013

Report: Fox's Month of Inaccurate Minimum Wage Coverage
Media Matters for America, August 02, 2013

Interview With John Schmitt on CNN
CNN, August 02, 2013

Time to Raise the Minimum Wage
Worchester Telegram & Gazette, July 31, 2013

AFL-CIO Seeks Answers in Crisis
The Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2013

It’s Been 4 Years Since The Last Minimum Wage Increase
Njtoday.net, July 24, 2013

Workzone: U.S. Comes Up Short in Paid Vacation, Study Says
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 07, 2013

Debate Over Minimum Wage Reignites Decades-Old Arguments
Los Angeles Times, June 28, 2013

No Mandatory Vacations Unique for 'Advanced' States
Lansing State Journal, June 16, 2013

Should Massachusetts Raise The Minimum Wage? Here’s What The Research Says
90.9 WBUR, June 11, 2013

Paid Vacation Not Guaranteed in the U.S.
EmailWire, June 07, 2013

Ex-offender Tries to Help Others through Virginia CARES Program
The Roanoke Times, June 02, 2013

Americans Take Fewer Vacations
CNN, May 31, 2013

Radio Interview with John Schmitt
Tommy Tucker Show (WWL Radio), May 30, 2013

U.S. Companies Stingiest with Vacation Time
The Business Journal, May 30, 2013

Study: Working in the US Means Less Vacation
Moneynews, May 30, 2013

New Deadly Virus; Suspicious Letter Sent to White Hosue; U.S. Mom Jailed in Mexico
Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees, May 30, 2013

One Quarter of Americans Don't Get Paid Days Off
Alternet, May 29, 2013

No Paid Vacation? You Must Be an American
Life Inc. (Today), May 28, 2013

No-Vacation Nation
Huffpost Live, May 28, 2013

US Companies Stingiest with Vacation Time
Dayton Business Journal, May 28, 2013

No-Vacation Nation: Will Americans Ever Get Federally Mandated Time Off?
IBTraveler, May 28, 2013

U.S. Employers not Required to Offer Paid Vacation
Examiner, May 28, 2013

U.S. is Only 'advanced Economy' That Does Not Require Paid Vacation
Los Angeles Times, May 28, 2013

Report: Nearly a Quarter of American Workers Have No Paid Time Off
Salon, May 28, 2013

No-Vacation Nation: Will Americans Ever Get Federally Mandated Time Off?
International Business Times, May 28, 2013

Canadians Get Less Vacation Time Than in Most Other Countries
The Loop, May 27, 2013

The U.S. Trails Most Other Rich Nations in Number of Paid Vacation Days Given to Workers
Penn Live, May 27, 2013

Back to Work! U.S. Trails Developed World in Vacation Time for Workers, Study Finds
Daily Mail, May 25, 2013

When It Comes to Vacations, the U.S. Stinks
Money Watch (CBS News), May 24, 2013

U.S. Workers Trail Rest Of Developed Countries In Vacation Time: Report
Huffington Post, May 24, 2013

Study Ranks Canada Third-worst Affluent Nation for Paid Vacation
Metro News, May 24, 2013

Study Ranks Canada Third-worst Among Affluent Nations for Paid Vacation
Toronto Star, May 24, 2013

USA Lags Behind Others in Paid Vacation, Holidays
USA Today, May 23, 2013

The American Dream, Downsized
National Journal, April 26, 2013

Long-Term Unemployed: Hidden and Hurt
Fox Business, April 24, 2013

Long-Term Unemployed: Hidden and Hurt
Fox Business, April 24, 2013

Part-Time Work Becomes Full-Time Wait for Better Job
The New York Times, April 19, 2013

Abolish the Minimum Wage? It’s No Fantasy
Truthdig, April 08, 2013

McDonald’s Strike Demands $15 Hourly For Fast Food Jobs, Are They Serious?
The Inquisitr, April 04, 2013

Senator’s Wage Claim is Outrageous
Fourth Estate, April 03, 2013

The Minimum Wage Typifies Much That Is Wrong With Washington
Forbes, April 01, 2013

Analysis: Will a Minimum Wage Increase Cripple Small Businesses and Reduce Jobs Growth?
Davis Vanguard, April 01, 2013

Businesses Say Minimum Wage Hike Would Boost Prices, Cut Jobs
Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 31, 2013

The Case for $22-an-Hour Minimum Wage
The Week, March 19, 2013

$22 Minimum Wage: How Was It Calculated?
The Inquisitr, March 19, 2013

The Minimum Wage, Part 2: Casey Mulligan Fail Edition; Or, the $100 Minimum Wage Gambit
Political Animal (Washington Monthly), March 15, 2013

Minimum Wage and Employment
San Diego Union-Tribune, March 10, 2013

Minimum Wage Hikes: Benefits Offset the Costs
The Globe and Mail, March 07, 2013

Some Simple Answers Are Too Simple
The Bismarck Tribune, March 03, 2013

The Business of the Minimum Wage
New York Times, March 03, 2013

Economists Present Minimum Wage Impacts
Hutchinson Leader, February 26, 2013

Lawmakers Weigh Economic Impact of Minimum Wage Hike
KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul (NBC), February 25, 2013

Minimum Wage Meta-Analysis: Evidence Over Theory
MSNBC, February 25, 2013

Minnesota House Begins Minimum-Wage Debate
Pioneer Press, February 25, 2013

Selling a Minimum Wage Hike for Minnesota
Finance & Commerce, February 25, 2013

Lawmakers Weigh Economic Impact of Minimum Wage Hike
KARE 11 (NBC News Affiliate), February 25, 2013

Real World Economics: Some Simple Answers Are Too Simple
Pioneer Press, February 23, 2013

How American Support for Minimum Wage Hike Can Overcome GOP Obstruction
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC), February 22, 2013

A Better Deal Than Minimum Wage
Washington Post, February 18, 2013

Raise That Wage
The New York Times, February 17, 2013

Paul Krugman: Raising The Minimum Wage Is 'Good Policy'
Huffington Post, February 17, 2013

Now This Is ‘Change’ We Can All Understand
The Morning News , February 17, 2013

Interview with John Schmitt on the Impact Minimum Wage Hikes Have on Employment
This is Hell (WNUR Radio), February 16, 2013

Does Raising the Minimum Wage Really Help Workers?
CBS News, February 15, 2013

Does Raising the Minimum Wage Really Help Workers?
Money Watch (CBS News), February 15, 2013

Is the Minimum Wage a Job Crusher or a Job Creator?
National Journal, February 14, 2013

As Obama Calls for $9 Minimum Wage, Some Democrats Push for a Bigger Increase
Free Speech Radio, February 14, 2013

Will Minimum Wage Boost Kill Stocks?
Bank Rate, February 14, 2013

State Leaders React to Obama's Minimum Wage Proposal
Charleston Daily Mail, February 13, 2013

Union Membership Rate For U.S. Workers Tumbles To New Low
The Huffington Post, January 23, 2013

Radio Interview with John Schmitt
Background Briefing (KPFK Radio), January 23, 2013

Obama's Job One: Middle-Class Employment Problems Loom Over Second Term
Huffington Post, January 14, 2013


A Fast Food Nation Fights for Living Wages - Against Long Odds
Color Lines, December 07, 2012

We Deserve Better: Hotel Workers Talking Union
Nuvo, November 18, 2012

Bucking the Buck
Alibi, October 11, 2012

Jobs Being Added, but Good Ones Still Tough to Find
MSN Today, September 07, 2012

Laid-Off Workers Struggle To Rebound
Hartford Courant, September 02, 2012

No Time for Time Off
Register Guard, August 29, 2012

Paid Sick Leave Is Good for Business
New York Daily News, August 16, 2012

John Schmitt Interview on Good Jobs
The Rick Smith Show, August 03, 2012

Low-Paying Jobs Are Here To Stay
CNN Money, August 02, 2012

Where Have All The 'Good' Jobs Gone
International Business Times, August 02, 2012

Interview with John Schmitt on 'Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?' (joins program at 9:30)
Talk Back! With Hugh Hamilton (WBAI Radio - NYC), August 01, 2012

Southern Europe’s Small-Business Problem
Slate, July 06, 2012

Wage Inequality Raises Concerns on Americans’ Income Potential
Joplin Globe, July 03, 2012

Wage Inequality Raises Concerns on Americans' Income Potential
Telegraph, July 03, 2012

Income Inequality May Prove A Danger Sign for the Economy
The Commericial Appeal, July 01, 2012

Is Income Inequality a Danger Sign for Economy?
Austin American Statesman, June 23, 2012

Public Sector Cuts Dragging Down US's Already Fragile Economic Recovery
The Guardian, May 31, 2012

U.S. Economy is Key to Re-Election of Barack Obama
The Guardian, May 06, 2012

Wage, Labor Moves Would Expand the Middle Class: Harold Meyerson
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 06, 2012

America's Long-Term Unemployed: 'For Those Looking for Work, It's Very Bleak'
The Guardian, May 03, 2012

How to Grow the Middle Class
The Washington Post, April 18, 2012

Union Vote by Bridge Tenders Lifts Hopes of Organized Labor
The Orlando Sentinel, April 18, 2012

U.S. Has Highest Share Working In Low-Wage Jobs, OECD Says
The Huffington Post, April 16, 2012

Bon Voyage!: Why Europe's Vacation-Loving Ways May Make Economic Sense
TIME, March 19, 2012

Unemployment Report: The Jobless Mount Comeback, But Face Long Road Ahead
The Huffington Post, March 09, 2012

U.S. Views on the Poor Have Deep, Coiled Roots
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 05, 2012

Passions Run Deep Over Best Ways to Combat Poverty
Toledo Blade, March 05, 2012

The Down Side of Recent Job Growth
U.S. News & World Report, March 01, 2012

Economic Recovery Still Years Away?
Evansville Courier & Press, February 25, 2012

The Right-Wing Zombie Lie About Public Workers That Just Won't Die
AlterNet, February 02, 2012

Unions See Little Change in Membership
The Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2012

Union Membership Up Slightly, Outlook in Doubt
Associated Press (USA Today), January 27, 2012

Long-Term Unemployed Find New Jobs Take Longer to Land
The Detroit News, January 17, 2012

U.S. Economy Adds 200,000 Jobs In December As Jobless Rate Falls To 8.5 Percent
The Huffington Post, January 06, 2012


Oregon Minimum Wage Rises 30 Cents Sunday
KTVZ News, December 29, 2011

Kiss 226 Million Vacation Days Goodbye
The Deseret News, December 20, 2011

David Cay Johnston: A Tax Credit that Worsens Poverty
Reuters, December 09, 2011

Mid-Day Extra: The Value Of Vacation
Marketplace Morning Report, December 02, 2011

Interview with John Schmitt on Fed Intervention in the Eurozone Crisis
The Rick Smith Show, December 01, 2011

Union Organizers Still Fired With Impunity
Truthout, November 21, 2011

Unions Look to Protesters for Future Supporters
The Wall Street Journal, October 29, 2011

Free Workshops Offer Training in 'Green' Skills
Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 27, 2011

Why Does Denmark Have So Many High Paying Jobs?
The Conversation (KUOW 94.9 FM, Seattle, WA), September 16, 2011

Health-Care Law Could Give Rise to Entrepreneurs
The Washington Post, July 29, 2011

Unions are Women's Best Friend in Equal-Pay-for-Equal-Work Quest
The Portland Press Herald, April 12, 2011

New Report Says Earlier Studies ‘Undercount’ Public Sector Benefits
NewsRoomAmerica, April 06, 2011

Labor's ground Zero: Fighting for the American Dream
NorthJersey.com, March 06, 2011

Ohio, Wisconsin Shine Spotlight on New Union Battle: Government Workers vs. Taxpayers
The Washington Post, February 28, 2011

Public Sector Unions: Who Do They Really Serve?
Tell Me More (NPR), February 25, 2011

The Betrayal of Public Workers
The Nation, February 16, 2011

Job Hunt Extra Tough for Middle-Aged Unemployed
The Orlando Sentinel, February 07, 2011

Prime Number
The New York Times, January 22, 2011

Union Membership Falls Among Both Public and Private Workers
The New York Times, January 21, 2011


Automation is Increasingly Reducing U.S. Workforces
The Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2010

Middle Class Feels Shaky
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 01, 2010

It's a Bad Time for Job Seekers with Criminal Records
The Los Angeles Times, November 30, 2010

Barriers to Ex-Offender Employment Could Cost the Nation at Least $57 Billion
Money and Company (The Los Angeles Times), November 30, 2010

Housing, Jobs Key to Re-Entry, Panel Says
The New Haven Register, November 17, 2010

A Pledge To 1% of America
AlterNet, October 08, 2010

Living In The Middle: Falling Behind?
NPR (90.9 FM WBUR), October 06, 2010

Automation is Increasingly Reducing U.S. Workforces
The Los Angeles Times, October 04, 2010

America's Smartest Cities
CNN Money, October 01, 2010

Where Are America's Smartest Cities?
TIME, October 01, 2010

Study: Public Workers Underpaid vs. Private Peers
The Hartford Business Journal, September 15, 2010

The Wealthy Public-Sector Worker: A Myth Debunked
Truthout, September 09, 2010

Taking the ‘Un’ Out of Unemployment
Economix (The New York Times), September 06, 2010

Millions Are Disappearing From the Unemployment Rolls as They Stop Job Search
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 05, 2010

The Argument for Paid Vacations
Radio Times (WHYY Radio), August 25, 2010

Schoolteachers Driving Cadillacs
The Conscience of a Liberal (The New York Times), August 09, 2010

Stimulus Bill Helped Some Far More Than Others
McClatchy Newspapers, August 08, 2010

Job Prospects Dismal
WTOP Radio 103.5 FM, July 21, 2010

Unemployment: Report Says Jobs Hole Could Persist For A Decade
The Huffington Post, July 20, 2010

Vacation: We Certainly Don't Do It Like the French
Patt Morrison (89.3 KPCC-FM) , June 30, 2010

Prevent Layoffs with WorkShare Laws
Bloomberg Businessweek, June 04, 2010

Latest Economic Worries: Made In Korea
CNNMoney.com, May 25, 2010

Push-Pull: John Schmitt on Immigration and Labor
The Drucker Institute, May 17, 2010

Government Workers: Leeches on Public Purse or Underpaid and Underappreciated?
Working (In These Times), May 13, 2010

Unemployed ... and Obsolete?
The Takeaway, May 13, 2010

In Job Market Shift, Some Workers Are Left Behind
The New York Times, May 12, 2010

The Wailing Wall
Bloomberg Businessweek, April 29, 2010

Stressed-Out Americans Need Job Flexibility - But Will Bosses Ever See the Light?
Working (In These Times), April 20, 2010

Unemployment Benefits Can Help People Land the Right Job
MarketWatch, April 15, 2010

New Report: Unions Raise Immigrant Workers’ Wages, Benefits
AFL-CIO Now Blog, March 26, 2010

More than 20M Working Americans Lack Health Insurance
Healthcare Finance News, March 23, 2010

Nashville Zoo's 65 Openings Have Young, Old Competing for Jobs
The Tennessean, February 16, 2010

Danger: Falling Middle Class
AFL-CIO Now Blog, February 05, 2010

The Democrats’ Jobs Pickle
The Washington Independent, February 04, 2010

Obama Announces $33 Billion Hiring Tax Credit for Jobs
ABC News, January 29, 2010

Obama's Jobs Plans: Would They Work?
ABC News, January 28, 2010


Human Resources Executive Online: Women Reshape Union Agenda, December 15, 2009

IndustryWeek: Report: Unions Trend Toward Female Majority, December 3, 2009

Omaha World-Herald (NE): ‘He-cession' Reshuffles Roles, November 29, 2009

Alternet: How One Journalist Learned About Modern Union-Busting the Hard Way
November 28, 2009 (John Schmitt)

Huffington Post: Women to Be Majority in Labor Union Movement, So Here's the Job Ahead, November 19, 2009

ThomasNet: How Union Membership Has Changed Over 25 Years, November 18, 2009

Lansing State Journal (MI): Women Changing the Face of Labor, November 16, 2009

Modesto Bee (CA): The Buzz on Business, November 11, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle: Report Offers Snapshot of Union Labor Today, November 11, 2009

New York Times: Survey Finds Deep Shift in the Makeup of Unions, November 10, 2009

Associated Press: Women on Pace to be Majority of Union Workers, November 10, 2009

Salon.com: What's So Bad About Paid Sick Days?, October 29, 2009

Washington Independent: Lagging Economic Indicator Sets Up 2010 GOP Rhetoric, October 7, 2009

FOX Business: Will the Economic Recovery Fizzle in 2010?, September 23, 2009

Christian Science Monitor: White House's New Stimulus Message: It's Working, September 3, 2009

Inc.: Is the U.S. Entrepreneurial Self-Image Skewed?, August 19, 2009

KVBC (NBC, Las Vegas): What the Unemployment Rate Doesn't Tell Us, June 25, 2009

The Hill: Frank Defends Intervention to Save GM Facility in his District, June 9, 2009

The Hill: Bad Jobs Data Spur Obama on Stimulus, June 8, 2009

New York Times: U.S. Jobless Rate May Soon Top Europe’s, May 22, 2009

Daily Record (NJ): Doc: We All Need to Take Time Off, May 21, 2009

Huffington Post: Paid Vacation Bill Goes To The Hill, May 19, 2009

Charleston Gazette: Study Shows Workers Gain From Unionization, May 16, 2009

Before King, Obama's Base was Laid, April 23, 2009

Peninsula Clarion (AK): Labor, Business Spar Over Free Choice Act, April 23, 2009

Huffington Post: How Unions' Grass-Roots Organizing, Pragmatism Can Pass Pro-Labor Bill, April 8, 2009

Sacremento News & Review: Freedom of Choice, March 19, 2009

Reuters: U.S. Unemployment Rate Likely Around 9.5 Pct-Think Tank, March 19, 2009

Building Bridges Radio (WBAI 99.5 NY): Your Community and Labor Report, March 16, 2009 (Interview)

Mother Jones: Obama's Progressive Treasury Pick, March 11, 2009

New America Media: Rite Aid Workers Stymied by Weak Labor Law, March 11, 2009

MSNBC.com: Card Check Fight Simmers, March 5, 2009 MarketWatch: Unequal Unemployment, February 16, 2009

Marketplace (American Public Media): Stimulus Plans to Create, Save Jobs, February 12, 2009

Something for Everyone, Sort of, February 10, 2009

Times Herald-Record (NY): Will Recession Boost Unions? Organizers See Opportunities, February 6, 2009

Christian Science Monitor: Unions See Better Days Ahead Under Obama's Leadership, February 2, 2009

Washington Post: Long Decline in Union Memberships Reverses, January 28, 2009

USA Today: Auto Industry's Slide Cuts a Main Route to the Middle Class, January 21, 2009

Bay State Banner (MA): Financial Crisis Brutal on Middle-Class Blacks, January 8, 2009


Detroit News: Auto Woes Rock Black Work Force, December 27, 2008

AlterNet: Women Bringing New Strength to Unions, December 23, 2008

San Diego Union-Tribune (CA): One Way To Help America's Families, December 2, 2008

The Angie Coiro Show (Green 960 AM): Discussion of the Auto Bailout, November 24, 2008

Washington Independent: Bigger than Detroit, November 19, 2008

NPR: Big Three Automakers Take Their Case to Capital Hill, November 18, 2008

Public News Service: “Young and Underpaid” – Typical West Virginia Story, November 17, 2008

Public News Service: Next Generation VA Workers Not "Movin On Up", October 30, 2008

Charleston Gazette (WV): Young Workers in Unions Earn $4 More Per Hour Than Non-Union, Study Shows, October 27, 2008

National Public Radio: Official Or Not, Consumers Sense A Recession, October 24, 2008

Inter Press Service: Economy: Rich-Poor Divide Worst Among Rich Countries, October 21, 2008

CentrePiece (London School of Economics): Big Ideas: Rising Wage Inequality, Autumn 2008

Las Vegas Sun: Election Could Help Fulfill Union Dream, Management Nightmare, October 19, 2008

Public News Service: Report: MO Young Workers Face Paycheck Discrimination, October 17, 2008

Uprising Radio:
Interview with John Schmitt, September 29, 2008

U.S. News & World Report: Are Voters Worse Off After the Bush Presidency? Two Economic Studies Say Yes, September 25, 2008

CNBC: Worried About Your Job? What Sectors Are at Risk, September 4, 2008

International Report Card on Parenting Policies: U.S. Gets a 'Gentleman's C', August 30, 2008

Globe and Mail (Canada): Canada Lags in Provision of ‘Daddy Leave', August 30, 2008

Anderson Cooper 360° (CNN.com) Recessions and Black America, July 24, 2008

Market Watch:
Families at Risk in Recession, July 22, 2008

LERA Commons:
To Reconnect Wages to Rising Productivity, Protect Workers’ Collective Bargaining Rights, July 19, 2008

St. Petersburg Times (FL): Democratic President Means Better Wages, June 14, 2008

RTT News:
Worries Rise As Fed Becomes Increasingly Torn Between Fighting Inflation And Supporting Economy, June 6, 2008

Providence Journal
: Lower-Wage Earners Receiving Most Benefits from Unions, June 1, 2008

Huffington Post: Family Values: American and French Style, May 21, 2008

Workday Minnesota: Unions Significantly Boost Wages of Low-Wage Workers, New Report Shows, May 19, 2008

Kansas City Star: Unions Help Where It’s Needed Most, May 19, 2008

Charleston Gazette (WV): Union Workers Earn More, Studies Find, May 16, 2008

AFSCME Information Highway:
The Union Advantage for Low-Wage Workers, May 15, 2008

AFL-CIO Now: Report: Union Membership Helps Low-Wage Workers Move Up the Ladder, May 15, 2008

The Real News: Will Recession Kill or Renew Labor Unions?, April 15, 2008

Conscience of a Liberal (NYT):
Jobless Men, April 12, 2008 (with Dean Baker)

Notions on High and Low Finance (NYT): Fewer Men Work, April 12, 2008 (with Dean Baker)

Workday Minnesota: 40 Years after King's Death, Unions Still Best Route to Better Life for African Americans, April 3, 2008

Labor Radio(WORT-FM): The Benefits of Unionization for African Americans, April 4, 2008

Miami Herald
: Unions Beneficial to Blacks, Report Finds, April 1, 2008

California Chronicle:
New Report Shows Unionization Substantially Improves the Pay and Benefits of African Americans, March 31, 2008

Orlando Sentinel
(FL): Stay Afloat After Layoff, March 19, 2008

The World Today: Gold Hits $1,000 an Ounce as Investors Seek Shelter, March 14, 2008

CNN Radio: Recession and the Labor Market, March 13, 2007

Huffington Post: To Reduce Economic Inequality, Protect Workers' Rights, March 12, 2008

(IL): 5.8 Million More Could Lose Jobs in Recession, Febraury 23, 2008

Working Dad (
Seattle Post-Intelligencer): Families Falling Short of Middle Class, February 21, 2008

The Pitt News (PA): Rebates Not for All Students, February 15, 2008

Financial Times
: Luxuries Re-evaluated As Budgets Tighten, February 14, 2008

New York Times
: Recession Would Work in Democrats’ Favor, February 9, 2008 (with Dean Baker)

Jobs at Risk, February 3, 2008

Lou Dobbs Tonight: How Long Will Recession Last?, February 1, 2008

WorkingLife (Jonathan Tasini): The Coming Recession, January 29, 2008 (with Dean Baker)

Real Time Economics (WSJ): Reccesions, Politics, Hannah Montana, January 29, 2008 (with Dean Baker)

NewsWeek: The Fruits of Their Labor, January 28, 2008

Washington Post
: Union Membership Up Slightly in 2007, January 26, 2008 (with Ben Zipperer)

New York Times: Union Membership Sees Biggest Rise Since '83, January 26, 2008 (with Ben Zipperer)

Lou Dobbs Tonight (CNN): Unemployment, January 25, 2008

Salon.com: Did Somebody Say "Recession"?, January 18, 2008


RTTNews: "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly": Jobs in America, November 16, 2007

Plain Dealer
(OH): Good, Jobs, Bad Jobs Ranked by Many Factors, November 12, 2007

KaiserNetwork.org: Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report, November 9, 2007

Bad Jobs, November 7, 2007

Career Journal (WSJ): Low Pay and Few Benefits Mark the 10 Worst Jobs, November 5, 2007

The Ten Worst Jobs in America, November 1, 2007

Grasping Reality With Both Hands: The End of the Clinton-Era Productivity Boom?, October 22, 2007 (with Dean Baker)

The Conscience of a Liberal (NYT): The Productivity Slowdown and the Trouble with Europe Bashing, October 16, 2007 (with Dean Baker)

Economist's View: Is There Really a Productivity Slowdown in Our Future?, October 14, 2007 (with Dean Baker)
Christian Science Monitor:For U.S. Workers, Anxious Times, October 2, 2007

The O
(WA) (AP): Labor Your Days Away, August 31, 2007

Worker's Independent News: Report Confirms The Union Advantage For Lower-Wage Workers, August 28, 2007

Montreal Gazette: Don't Carp at Teachers, August 23, 2007 (with Rebecca Ray)

Boston Globe: The Underworked American, August 12, 2007

Irish Times: A No-Vacation Nation (Subscription required), August 8, 2007

KDKA.com (Pittsburgh): Study Finds U.S. Is Becoming a No Vacation Nation, July 31, 2007

Boston Globe: For Some, Taking a Vacation Feels Like Work, July 29, 2007

Los Angeles Times:In the U.S., It's All Work and No Paid Play, July 16, 2007

In These Times: What Vacation Days?, June 18, 2007

Dallas Morning News: Feeling Overworked?, June 10, 2007

Chicago Sun-Times: More Vacation? It Really Works, May 30, 2007

CNNMoney.com (Reuters): Report: U.S. Lags in Vacation, May 16, 2007

Marketplace Radio (APM): Should America Work on Having More Vacation?, May 16, 2007

Salt Lake Tribune: Labor Unions Down, Not Out, April 21, 2007

Business Week (AP): As Industry Evolves, Labor Unions Adapt, March 23, 2007

Detroit News: More Blacks Losing Car Jobs, March 3, 2007

CBSNews.com (AP): Veto Threat Looms Over House Labor Bill, February 28, 2007

Kansas City Star: Unions Continue to Lose Members, January 30, 2007

Kansas City Star: Firings Foment Union Decline, January 16, 2007

International Herald Tribune (AP): Study: Increase in illegal firings of pro-union workers during organizing drives hampers labor, January 4, 2007

The Nation,Labor Rights Begin at Home, January 4, 2007


Contra Costa Times (CA): Rosy Labor Report Belies Job Seekers, December 13, 2006

Newsweek International: Europe: The Great Jobs Machine, November 20, 2006

Estrella (Spain): Europa Repunta, Op-Ed by Josep Borrell (President, European Parliament), November 16, 2006 (with Dean Baker)

Christian Science Monitor: Tax Cuts Do Work - But Only for a While, October 23, 2006

New York Times: Off the Charts: A Statistic That Shortens the Distance to Europe, September 30, 2006

Reuters: U.S. losing leg up over Europe on employment, September 26, 2006, En Español

Reuters: U.S. Poverty Undercounted in Job Surveys, Study Finds, August 24, 2006


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