Career Calling

February 6, 2012

Lockouts as a Tool to Crush Workers’ Rights

Filed under: Job Market Trends — claycerny @ 4:47 am
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Writing in Daily Kos, Laura Clawson reports on the growth of lock outs as a tool companies use to punish workers and unions.  Many of these companies are profitable, which lets them wait out unions or move operations to lower wage locations.  Clawson documents several examples of companies squeezing middle class workers via lock outs.  The result of these actions are lower wages, which will force Americans to choose between worse and worse employment options.  Yes, we need to focus on creating more jobs in the U.S.  However, those jobs need to pay a decent, living wage.

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