SSPF Director Sugrue Pens New York Times Op-Ed on Unions, Jobs, and Inequality
In the New York Times, SSPF director Thomas Sugrue writes about Michigan's controversial "right to work" law and its implications for the economic status of workers and the political power of unions. He argues that "at a moment when the voting machine has replaced the picket line as the last bastion of union strength, right-to-work advocates hope to weaken what remain's of the movement's clout." Citing the rise of income inequality in the United States since the 1970s--partially the result of declining union power--Sugrue contends that "it is no longer a given that a blue collar job is a ticket to the middle class."
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