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Annette Bernhardt
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Annette Bernhardt is a visiting professor of sociology at UC Berkeley and a visiting researcher at Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. She is also a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.

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The Supreme Court Doesn't Care for Caregiving Workers

(9) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 4:44 PM

Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on Harris v. Quinn may seem like a narrow decision on the technical details of union dues. In fact, it lays bare one of the fundamental injustices to workers' rights in the U.S., and a looming policy failure as the country struggles to care...

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Will Immigration Reform Work for the U.S. Economy?

(126) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 5:29 PM

The debate over comprehensive immigration reform has the potential to be one of the defining moral moments of our time. In the ongoing struggle over what kind of country we want to be, immigration reform gives us the chance to show our humanity, commit to values of inclusion and justice,...

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What Kind of Walmart Do We Want for Our Country?

(649) Comments | Posted November 23, 2012 | 3:01 PM

On a talk show this past Sunday, Walmart worker Greg Fletcher spoke about the realities of struggling to provide for his family on the company's infamous low wages. David Frum, a conservative columnist at Newsweek, pointedly asked Greg whether he got the Earned Income Tax Credit, a tax...

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Wage Policy from the Grassroots

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2010 | 11:47 AM

When it comes to labor issues, the policy mantra during recessions - and recoveries - is that wages are off the table. The argument sounds formidable: the economy is too weak, employers are only starting to dip their toes in the water, and any attempt to raise wages will choke...

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Wages on the Front Burner

(2) Comments | Posted December 1, 2006 | 9:41 AM

On November 7, voters in six states were asked if they wanted to raise their state's minimum wage. The answer at the ballot box in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Nevada and Ohio was a loud and resounding yes. In an election of deep partisan divides, the minimum wage was the...

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