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...
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...

History of the Labor Movement: Labor and WWII

Crippling unemployment, low wages, and labor uncertainty characterized workers’ lives during the torturous years of the Great Depression. Although President Franklin. D Roosevelt’s New Deal created jobs and relief programs for millions of Americans, by 1940, the...
The Decline of Unions

The Decline of Unions

During World War II, the federal government kept labor unions on a tight leash for fear that their organizing might undermine industrial production for the war effort. However, with the end of the war, unions’ power and influence surged. By 1954—less than a decade...
What is Universal Basic Income?

What is Universal Basic Income?

Suppose the government mailed you a no-strings-attached check for $1,200 every month. What would you do with the money? Stow it away in a contingency fund? Invest it? Given the additional spending power, would you be comfortable reducing your hours at work? Maybe...