Washington, D.C. Does Away with the Tip Credit

Initiative 77 is an initiative that was approved by Washington, D.C. voters in a 55.14% majority vote. The point of this initiative is to make up the difference between tip-pay and minimum wage for tipped employees if the employee does not earn the hourly minimum...
History of the Labor Movement: The Battle of Blair Mountain

History of the Labor Movement: The Battle of Blair Mountain

In all of our country’s history, no single labor strike has engulfed more lives than the Battle of Blair Mountain: the largest labor skirmish ever in the US and one of the bloodiest battles fought on American soil since the Civil War. It began in 1921, as tensions...
Craft Unions Vs. Industrial Unions

Craft Unions Vs. Industrial Unions

The nascent labor unions of the 19th century sought to rally workers in order to secure favorable wages and working conditions, but two divergent strategies emerged over how to best organize them. Advocates of craft unionism supported the belief that unions should...