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Dr. Steven Pressman, Part-Time Faculty in the Economics department at The New School for Social Research, has been awarded a research grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the history of the Eastern Economic Association.

In all the excitement about the crack in Amazon and Starbucks’ anti-union armor as workers post big union wins, one might think that labor power in America is rising. But unionization is just one of 10 indicators of worker bargaining power—and of these, only five show worker power is up.

 

Why does worker power matter? It depends on whom you ask.