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Sectoral Bargaining Reforms: Proceed with Caution

Sectoral Bargaining Reforms: Proceed with Caution 1061723 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960211061723New Labor ForumDubal research-article2021 On the Contrary New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(1) 11 –14 Sectoral Bargaining Copyright © 2021, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Reforms: Proceed with sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960211061723 DOI: 10.1177/10957960211061723 Caution journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Veena Dubal Keywords sectoral bargaining, gig work, living wage, racism, trade unions, unorganized workers After decades of decline, strike activity grew have been severely limited over many decades dramatically in 2018 and 2019. Data from the of legislation and legal decisions. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that these The second set of recommendations from two years marked a thirty-five-year high for the some labor advocates and scholars—to legally number of workers involved in work stop- overhaul the framework for collective bargain- pages. A closer examination at rising wage ing—is broadly described as a move toward a inequality and nearly stagnant hourly wage more European-style model of economic coor- growth suggested that despite having jobs and dination, called “sectoral bargaining.” In the labor market power, workers were still strug- most fundamental sense, sectoral bargaining gling, not able to make ends meet in their day- means exactly what it sounds like: having the to-day lives. This, combined with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Sectoral Bargaining Reforms: Proceed with Caution

New Labor Forum , Volume 31 (1): 4 – Jan 1, 2022

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1061723 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960211061723New Labor ForumDubal research-article2021 On the Contrary New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(1) 11 –14 Sectoral Bargaining Copyright © 2021, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Reforms: Proceed with sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960211061723 DOI: 10.1177/10957960211061723 Caution journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Veena Dubal Keywords sectoral bargaining, gig work, living wage, racism, trade unions, unorganized workers After decades of decline, strike activity grew have been severely limited over many decades dramatically in 2018 and 2019. Data from the of legislation and legal decisions. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that these The second set of recommendations from two years marked a thirty-five-year high for the some labor advocates and scholars—to legally number of workers involved in work stop- overhaul the framework for collective bargain- pages. A closer examination at rising wage ing—is broadly described as a move toward a inequality and nearly stagnant hourly wage more European-style model of economic coor- growth suggested that despite having jobs and dination, called “sectoral bargaining.” In the labor market power, workers were still strug- most fundamental sense, sectoral bargaining gling, not able to make ends meet in their day- means exactly what it sounds like: having the to-day lives. This, combined with

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Published: Jan 1, 2022

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