Two-tier wages gaining ground in union shops

March 2013
Southern Illinois Labor Tribune;3/14/2013, Vol. 76 Issue 31, p2
The author reflects on two-tier wage payment system in the U.S. According to him, some of the most spectacular labor unions have agreed to reduce the pay of newly hired workers in response to persistent demands from employers for lower labor costs. He opines that there are two-tier union agreements among retail employees, nurses, and supermarket clerks.


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