Katherine Sciacchitano

Katherine Sciacchitano is a former labor lawyer and organizer. She is also a professor at the National Labor College and a freelance labor educator. She can be reached at sciacchitano1—at—gmail—dot—com.

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Thursday, December 05, 2013
The Pension-Busters’ Playbook
In July 2013, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr filed what could be, at $18 billion, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
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Friday, October 19, 2012
Making Labor Pay and Why We Need Universal Pensions
The political economy of the recovery is making the United States even more unequal than it was during the bubble years. Incomes fell across the board during the crisis: median family income is 6.3% below what it was in 2001. But the top 1% garnered 93% of income growth in the first year of recovery. Housing, still the main source of wealth for middle-income families, remains depressed while stocks are close to pre-crash highs. Moreover, the drive for more tax cuts for the wealthy continues.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Rank-and-File Economics: Fighting for a Wage- and Job-Led Recovery
Riddle 1: When is a recovery not a recovery? Answer: When profits are at record levels, corporations are sitting on $1.7 trillion in cash, and unemployment is still at 9.2% and rising. Riddle 2: When is a stimulus not a stimulus? Answer: When it’s less than one-fourth the size of the hole in the economy it is intended to fill.
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