Lynn Nottage

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Concessions are a form of collective bargaining in which a union agrees to certain stipulations (such as lower pay) in order for workers to secure their employment. In Sweat, Cynthia and Brucie warn the… read analysis of Concession


A lockout is a work stoppage in which an employer prevents employees from working (often by literally locking them out of company property), typically in response to labor union demands. Often thought of as the… read analysis of Lockout

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was a 1994 agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico that created a free-trade zone in North America. NAFTA removed barriers to trade and invest—such as government… read analysis of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Rust Belt

The Rust Belt is a region in the Northern U.S., primarily situated around the Great Lakes, that was once the backbone of the nation’s steel production and industrial manufacturing industries. However, the region has been… read analysis of Rust Belt