Workshop on Saturday: 35 Years of Worsening Labor Conditions- What Can We Do About It?
35 Years of Worsening Labor Conditions- What Can We Do About It?
Teachers: David Kotz and Adrian Wilson
Saturday June 14th, 2-5 PM
Reviews the ways in which labor’s conditions have been getting worse since around 1980
and the roots of these trends. These trends include declining real wages and working
conditions; rapidly declining job security; a high average unemployment rate, especially since
2009; loss of reliable retirement pension systems; the expansion of low-wage jobs in which
labor laws are often violated; and the big increase in inequality. A key factor lying behind
these trends has been the long decrease in the percentage of workers represented by
unions. Ways to reverse these trends will be considered, including a rise in the legal
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