Six Ways to Reinvigorate Labor

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By DAVID MACARAY

If
America’s working people are going to make any meaningful progress,
they’ll need something more promising than having the recession end. 
After all, they were disadvantaged before the recession hit (during the
so-called “boom” years), and, unless things change, they’re certain to
remain disadvantaged after we climb out of it.

Because
the government can’t or won’t do it, and because management will never
voluntarily give employees one dime more than it absolutely has to,
it’s up to organized labor to lead the charge.  Unfortunately (and for
a multitude of reasons), it’s been a while since labor has been a
significant factor in the economy.

Here are six ways unions can help themselves.

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