Those terrible, no good, very bad tenured teachers have been in the spotlight again. In Vergara v. California, teacher tenure protections have been effectively outlawed in California in the name of education equality. In a far-stretched argument, Silicon Valley millionaire-backed… Read More ›
Sometimes it’s as though someone writes an article that is trying to troll me specifically, knowing exactly what buttons to push. “Government Is Not the Answer: Why Public Sector Unions Won’t Rescue Labor” by Jake Rosenfeld on Talking Points Memo… Read More ›
Here at Lady Economist, I am lucky to be doing work that, for the most part, I love (some days more than others). Being a graduate student and a blogger is a privilege that gives me a sense of self-worth… Read More ›
The Daily Show really did a perfect job explaining the political economy of low-wage fast food workers in this clip with John Oliver. Watch, enjoy, get appropriately dismayed at the culture of low-wage work in this country.
A new report “Has Education Paid Off for Black Workers?,” from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) describes the stagnation and decline in black labor market-outcomes since the end of the 1970s. According to the report, the poor… Read More ›
Looking for a last-minute way to show your love for your partner and your support for labor? The good folks at the AFL-CIO have you in mind with their Union Made Valentine’s Day Shopping List. The post did go up over… Read More ›