Our opponents are trying to cut off our oxygen and suffocate the labor movement. They will not stop until every state bans payroll deduction of dues, making it harder for unions to represent their members.
27 States have enacted some form of "Right to Work" laws. With the new pro-union administration, the pending Pro Act bill, if passed, could do away with Right-To-Work laws bringing a much needed boost to union activity.
Corporations continue to strip workers of basic decencies with their large donations to anti-worker candidates and lawmakers.
Music industry workers are often overworked and underpaid and struggle to organize under current labor law, but they have had some recent victories.
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What has been so impactful about the resurgence of the labor movement over the past three years is the diversity of industries that have seen an increase in worker unionization. Technology, journalism, music, and cannabis are just a handful of traditionally nonunion industries where workers are forming unions.
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Cannabis workers are turning to unions to help them gain those health and safety protections as well as win better wages and benefits. While there have been some successes, the industry overall has been slow to unionize.
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In terms of labor, President Biden s tenure has been a roller coaster. His administration has hit some highs, like expanding penalties for companies that illegally fire unionizing workers and assigning labor advisors to supervise federal contractors. It s also had some significant lows, including forcing railroad workers to accept a subpar contract and weakening workers right to strike.
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- SUE CARNEY, APWU
- A. Philip Randolph
- Cesar Chavez
- THOMAS R. DONAHUE
- DAVE JOHNSON, Fellow, Campaign for America's Future and Entrepreneur
- Martin Luther King, Jr.