At last, workers are pushing back" and "If Labor Dies, What's Next?" by Harold Myerson.
-- Wage inequality, and the impact of inequality on a consumption-based economy.
- US Economics: Inequality and Consumption, Morgan Stanley
-- Various minimum wage initiatives at the city and county level across the country.
- Campaigns | Raise The Minimum Wage
-- The state of labor unions as a potential check on inequality, power, relationships to progressive urban policy agendas, and the negative impact at times of police unions on crime and public safety policy.
-- For cities and states, the pension and health insurance cost "crisis."
- The pension crisis in Chicago and Illinois, Chicago Tribune
-- The "Gig" or "independent-contractor"/consultant based economy and how this puts more responsibility for risk onto the individual.
- Risk Shift and the Gig Economy, Economic Policy Institute
-- The New York Times published a piece on Friday about labor-related art. "Take a Labor Day Tour of Blue-Collar Art" in the New York region and earlier in the summer, about labor-related poster art in an exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, in "Seeing the Power of Political Posters."