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Julie Wark and Daniel Raventós: “Why don’t Trade Unions support an UBI (precisely when they should)?”

(Picture credit: Counterpunch) In this article Julie Wark and Daniel Raventós write about why the trade unions do not support an unconditional basic income when “properly understood and administered, basic income could have enormously positive consequences”. Prior to their discussion of the reasons why trade unions do not support an unconditional basic income, they first try to assess both the

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UK public service union UNISON starts to look into Basic Income

At a recent UNISON Women’s Conference in Brighton, amendments were passed which commit the union to look into Basic Income. The amendments – which were added to motions discussing flexible working, austerity and in-work poverty – instructed the UNISON National Women’s Committee to: investigate the impact of a Universal Basic Income policy on women with caring responsibilities, and publish their

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UNITED STATES: Prominent Trade Unionist to Publish Book on Basic Income

Andy Stern, the former President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and a major voice on unions in America, will publish a book on June 14, 2016, titled Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream. Stern’s book will look at the future relationship of labor markets and technology through

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