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Labor's Weak Position - By: Ron Hira

"In the longer term, we need to fashion structural changes that would give American workers better representation and more power in labor policy. Some 93 percent of the private sector workforce is not represented by a labor union. Those workers have little or no ability to push for policies that might help retain jobs in this country. For example, information technology workers, the hardest hit by offshoring, are rarely members of unions or professional associations and have no seat at the table in the policy process. Offshoring has further concentrated bargaining power in the hands of employers." Download entire opinion by Ron Hira. He is an associate professor of public policy at Rochester Institute of Technology and research associate with the Economic Policy Institute. He is co-author of "Outsourcing America."
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