Unions and Industrial Relations

  • Press Release
    February 9, 2017 - 10:21am

    HARRISBURG – Following the Senate passage of SB 166 (ending automatic payroll deductions), Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center, made the following statement:

  • Press Release
    September 2, 2016 - 8:39pm

    HARRISBURG, PA – At a divisive moment in America, in the context of a campaign which has exploited electoral anger borne in part from economic difficulty, the Keystone Research Center today released the 21st edition of its report The State of Working Pennsylvania. The report finds that most groups in the state, whatever their race, ethnicity, gender, or education level, have experienced wage stagnation or decline in recent decades.

  • Press Release
    March 31, 2016 - 12:59pm

    Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director of Keystone Research Center, made the following statement on the announcement that UPMC will pay its workers at least $15 per hour:

  • Press Release
    June 5, 2015 - 9:19pm

    The Keystone Research Center issued the following statement on Friday, June 5, 2015:

  • Media Coverage
    June 10, 2014 - 4:39pm

    90.5 WESA

    Like any English professor, Clint Benjamin spends a lot of his time grading papers.

  • Issues
    April 10, 2013 - 2:22pm

    One of the central issues in America today is the role of unions in the economy and in our society. One line of thinking is that unions were important in the old “mass production” economy—as protection against autocratic factory supervision and an inhuman work pace—but are not in the new. The Keystone Research Center (KRC) has argued (in, for example, “New Unions for a New Economy,” published in 1998) that the view of unions as an anachronism stems from people confusing the idea of unions generally with the particular form unions took in U.S.

  • Media Coverage
    November 21, 2012 - 11:39am

    By Winston Ross
    The Daily Beast

    It’s the retail behemoth’s most visible and important day. That’s why Walmart workers will be joining the frenzied throngs outside 1,000 locations on Friday to demand better treatment. Winston Ross reports.

    Walmart shoppers planning their stampede survival tactics on Black Friday will find they have new company in the predawn hours: workers wielding picket signs.

  • Op-Eds
    October 25, 2011 - 2:13pm

    US House Majority Leader Eric CantorOn October 21, 2011 Eric Cantor, the Majority Leader of the U.S House of Represenatives, was scheduled to give a talk at the University of Pennsylvania on income inequality.  Cantor canceled his talk after he learned that the University of Pennsylvania was planning to open the lecture to the public.  Cantor's prepared remarks were publis

  • Op-Eds
    September 2, 2011 - 12:35pm

    The Philadelphia Inquirer

    By Rick Bloomingdale and Stephen Herzenberg

    (for longer version, prior to the Inquirer's edits for space reasons, click here)

    'What the hell?" wrote an out-of-state friend after reading about the foreign students paying for the privilege of packaging Hershey products at a warehouse not far from the town bearing the company's name. It's the type of scheme that would make the owner of a Mexican maquiladora blush.

  • Media Coverage
    October 20, 2010 - 2:30pm

    Altoona Mirror


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