Public vs Private Unions: What’s the Difference?

This article originally appeared on stephenkoppekin.net on July 25, 2017. While their methods may be fundamentally similar, public and private unions each serve a distinct realm of the economy. Private unions represent the interests of workers in the private sector, which is made up of members who work in non-governmental industries. These unions seek to … More Public vs Private Unions: What’s the Difference?

Looking Back on the Great Coal Strike of 1902

In the early 1900s, the most widespread method for heating homes was by burning anthracite coal–also known as “hard” coal–which could be found in abundance in Pennsylvania. The coal mining industry employed hundreds of thousands of workers, and by the turn of the twentieth century, many of them had organized into unions, such as the … More Looking Back on the Great Coal Strike of 1902

Executive Orders Change Requirements for Federal Government Workers

Stephen Koppekin has specialized in resolving and negotiating employment issues for over forty years, using his vast knowledge of comparative economics, law, and dispute resolution to support him.  Stephen enjoys writing about the latest labor topics on his websites. — The Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors and Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive … More Executive Orders Change Requirements for Federal Government Workers