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Labor Strikes and Labor Rights

16 mins listen January 28, 2022

A labor strike ends at Kroger after contract negotiations give the employees a wage increase. But Kroger is supposed to be a decent employer, so what is going on here? Is this all due to the great resignation or renegotiation or restructuring of labor caused by pandemic? Or is there something deeper? We answer all these (floating) questions. Then, we discuss how a new EU proposal to ensure that people working through digital labor platforms can enjoy the labor rights and social benefits they are entitled to is linked to the Kroger strike.

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Cole Martin

Senior Associate, MSCI Research

Andrew Young

Vice President, MSCI Research

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