Preparing U.S. workers for the post-COVID economy: Higher education, workforce training and labor unions

“[Moving towards sectoral bargaining] would increase worker coverage, provide higher wages and worker protection, reduce employee turnover, and provide more formal and informal opportunities for worker training.”

“In the COVID-19-era, a further consequence of decline in unions is that workers’ collective power is essential to promoting safety in the pandemic.”

“In addition to education and training, expanded union membership would serve to increase wages for union and non-union workers and provide a mechanism for workers to bargain collectively.”

By Kristen E. Broady, Moriah Macklin, and Jimmy O’Donnell

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