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    :: Monday, February 18, 2008 ::

    Organized Labor Still an Important Political Player - by Brian Pugh, Oberlin Review, OH
    Labor unions also raise standards across the board: The average non-union worker in an industry with 25 percent union density was paid 7.5 percent more because of a strong union presence. At a time when corporate profits are reaching record highs while the share of the national income going to wages and salaries has reached record lows, labor unions are an essential corrective to an increasingly unequal economy.
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