Labor Bargaining Power
Topic Bargaining Power

Increasing evidence demonstrates the ways in which bargaining power shapes economic outcomes. One’s economic success is not merely defined by individual characteristics such as education. Equitable Growth’s work on unions and collective action in the United States examines the ways in which institutions intersect with economic trends and individual characteristics to ensure that workers can share in the gains of the economic growth to which they contribute.

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Unions in the United States improve worker safety and lower health inequality

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Factsheet: How strong unions can restore workers’ bargaining power

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Latino workers are often segregated into bad jobs, but a strong U.S. labor movement can boost job quality and U.S. economic growth

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Unions and the enforcement of labor rights: How organized labor protects U.S. workers against unfair and illegal employment practices

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Aligning U.S. labor law with worker preferences for labor representation

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What recent research says about the benefits of labor strikes and growing worker power for broader U.S. economic growth

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Minimum wage effects and monopsony explanations

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Strong unions push firms to reduce riskier debt, lowering risks of unemployment for U.S. workers

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Resilience in Collective Bargaining

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Employee Activism: Mobilizing Workers as Corporate Stakeholders

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Janus and the Future of Public Sector Worker Power

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Changing Climate for Union Organizing: Non-Board campaigns 2016-2022

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: June 2023 Report Edition

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JOLTS Day Graphs: May 2023 Edition

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Ahead of the June Jobs Day report, here is what the past three months of employment data say about the health of the U.S. labor market

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Industrial policies will be more effective at supporting good jobs and a stronger U.S. economy where there is institutional support for worker power

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