Labor Policy
The Myth of the “Labor Shortage”

The Myth of the “Labor Shortage”

As COVID-19 continues to overwhelm and disrupt employment, American workers must unionize their workplaces and demand better labor conditions, higher wages, paid leave, rent control, access to healthcare and more to ensure a better quality of life for all. We do not have a labor shortage; we have a shortage of jobs that treat workers like people with dignity.

Building Back America’s Labor Unions

Building Back America’s Labor Unions

While unions are still prevalent across many industries, membership as a percentage of the workforce has declined by about half since 1983. In 1983, about 20% of the workforce were union members, compared with 10.8% of the workforce today.

No One Should Work Full-Time & Live in Poverty

No One Should Work Full-Time & Live in Poverty

In December 2013, President Barack Obama stated that deficit of opportunity is a bigger threat than our fiscal deficit and the growing income inequality in the US is the “defining challenge of our time.” Americans and the leaders of our country are concerned about...