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Event Recap: Labor Unions and the Future Article
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Event Recap: Labor Unions and the Future

David Madland's new book explains how to design a new labor system for today's economy with enhanced rights for workers, incentives for union membership, and greater sectoral bargaining.

David Madland

Why Labor Law Reforms Need to Remain in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan In the News
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Why Labor Law Reforms Need to Remain in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

David Madland argues that lawmakers and the Biden administration prioritize labor law reforms in the American Jobs Plan given that strengthening unions and collective bargaining rights will be critical for the United States' long-term economic recovery.

David Madland

Service Contract Workers Deserve Good Jobs Report
 (A custodial worker buffs the marble floors of the Cannon House Office Building in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., March 2015.)

Service Contract Workers Deserve Good Jobs

President Biden is using his executive authority to build power and improve the lives of contract workers; he can do even more to raise standards for service workers.

Karla Walter, Anastasia Christman

What Is Sectoral Bargaining? Article
A custodian cleans the bathrooms at the Cecil County Health Department in Elkton, Maryland, on January 5, 2016. (Getty/Astrid Riecken)

What Is Sectoral Bargaining?

Sectoral bargaining is a form of collective bargaining that extends negotiated wages, benefits, and workplace standards across an entire occupation, industry, or region.

David Madland, Malkie Wall

The State of Our Unions Article
A sign saying “Vote Union” sits on a chair at the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO Workers Presidential Summit in Philadelphia, September 2019. (Getty/Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto)

The State of Our Unions

Despite the economic expansion, union density has continued to fall across demographic groups, industries, and occupations, as well as in most states.

Malkie Wall, David Madland

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