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01/23/2017 - Midnight Reads – Why Do Unions Fund The Fight For $15 Minimum Wage? Because They Gain A Financial Windfall In Return

Why Do Unions Fund The Fight For $15 Minimum Wage? Because They Gain A Financial Windfall In Return
– Forbes
The Center for Union Facts estimates that unions may have spent over $70 million on the Fight for $15 since 2012. Why? Because minimum wage increases reduce or even eliminate a main selling point of non-unionized labor: the fact that it is cheaper. By making non-unionized labor more expensive with minimum wage hikes, unionized labor becomes comparatively more attractive.

Will States Take Up the Mantle of Worker Protection?
– The Atlantic
The attorney general of New York, Eric Schneiderman, is getting ready to protect employees from wage theft and other illegal practices if the federal government doesn’t.

How U.S. Immigrants’ Jobs Are Shifting
– The Wall Street Journal
America’s most recent immigrants are more educated and more likely to fill professional and technical jobs than their predecessors, highlighting the changing demographics of non-native workers and a potential shift in the political landscape on immigration.

The Real Story Of 2016
– FiveThirtyEight
FiveThirtyEight outlines what reporters – and lots of data geeks, too – missed about the election, and what they’re still getting wrong.