| For the Week of July 16, 2012
And those voices are crucial if we are to stem the trend toward greater income inequality in the US. This chart, by the Economic Policy Institute shows clearly how levels of unionization are closely linked with income inequality. In other words, build your union to create a more economically just nation.
According to a Field Poll released last week, "California voters are not overly concerned about the level of pension benefits for public employees, and oppose stripping collective bargaining rights from public-sector unions,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle.A coalition of listeners and workers at Pacifica Radio’s KPFA has won a long list of labor and community endorsement of its campaign to recall an anti-union board member, according to a blog at the California Federation of Labor. Current KPFA listener-members have until August 3 to return their ballots. The station’s workers are represented by one of UPTE-CWA’s sister locals, CWA 9415.
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