Fast food workers in Atlanta want $15 an hour and a union card. John Spink / jspink@ajc.com
Photo: Greg Bluestein/Political Insider blog
Photo: Greg Bluestein/Political Insider blog

The left says unions may be the cure for rising income inequality

A roundup of editorials on the left. 

1. Unions Did Great Things for the Working Class

From Bloomberg: “Other than massive government redistribution of income and wealth, there’s really no other obvious way to address the country’s rising inequality.”

2. The AT&T-Time Warner Merger Ruling Is Bad for the Country

From the Nation: “The desire to monopolize is crystal clear, but as long as you can spin a theoretical model showing a pretense of consumer benefits, then market power is no hurdle.”

3. Supreme Court takes a giant step backward on voter rights

From CNN: “If we have to jump through so many hoops, and if minorities in particular suffer disproportionate harms -- as they do under Ohio's voter purge practice -- then can we really say that we all truly enjoy the fundamental right to vote?”

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