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The changing nature of work

The number of service sector jobs has risen.1 Much of this is because of unfair trade with countries such as China that support manufacturing with direct subsidies or by keeping wages low, but some of it is because of greater productivity.[…]by 2016, the number was 6.4%.2 Union bargaining power is increasingly deployed in resistance to employer-demanded cuts to benefits, particularly health care. Legislation can better protect workers by establishing realistic minimum levels of pay and benefits, restoring a decent work-life balance, and removing the impediments to union organizing.