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September 13, 2012 6:50 AM Evidence and the Chicago Teacher Strike

We are now in day 4 of the teacher strike in Chicago, which pits the Chicago Teachers Union against education reformers led by President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It’s a decisive, complicated battle, made...

By Daniel Luzer

February 08, 2012 12:55 PM Unions: The Jedi Master Fallacy

As a follow-up to my last post, and the comments thread thereon, I thought it would be useful to provide a kind of summary of the various arguments that otherwise-leftwing-academics come up to in order to argue against graduate student...

By Henry Farrell

February 03, 2012 4:22 PM Jennifer Dibbern and Michigan Student Unionization

Via a reader, this story about a grad student organization effort in Michigan, and a possible retaliation against a student, Jennifer Dibbern, who has lost her position as a researcher at the university. The university provost’s account, claiming that Dibbern...

By Henry Farrell

September 28, 2011 12:00 PM How The Unions Can Still Save the Middle Class

Recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau confirms something that many of us have long suspected but, until recently, lacked the hard data to back up those suspicions. Strong unions increase household incomes for middle class union and non-union...

By Rick Ungar

July 01, 2011 11:37 AM Unionization and Inequality

Ramesh Ponnuru argues that the relevant social science suggests that US policy makers should not try to reverse the decline of unions. Underlying this dispute … is a fundamental difference in perspective about the decline of unions. Liberals fear it...

By Henry Farrell