Unions Are Powerless. Workers Aren’t.

By Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View

The long-simmering dispute between West Coast port owners and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union had already been settled, but everywhere I went at the International Home and Housewares Show, people were still talking about it.

The wages of Walmart

New York Post

If only the New York City Council hadn’t had its way in recent years, this city would today have a huge retailer offering a minimum wage higher than the state’s.

Worker centers serve big labor, not employees

By Richard Berman, Nation’s Restaurant News

With all the protests by labor activists over the minimum wage and pay at retailers and restaurants this year, chances are you have become familiar with so-called worker centers. Unlike labor unions, these new models of labor activism don’t have regulations on length of picketing or filing spending reports.