Too many workers struggle to balance home and work life. Unions fight for rights such as paid family leave and child care assistance to ease that burden.
Author: Ken Green
The Department of Labor is supposed to support and protect working people, and that’s just what it is doing through these recent initiatives.
The momentum of the new labor movement shows no signs of slowing down. These are just a handful of recent union victories for workers in the summer of 2022.
Labor unions bargain and lobby for adequate paid time off protections for all workers, too many of whom don’t have access to paid vacation or sick days.
There’s room for all in the new labor movement. Ensuring it works for everyone requires collaboration between national union leaders and the next generation.
As the new labor movement grows, national unions have an important role to play by supporting and welcoming workers into their ranks.
The next generation of workers is forming independent unions that, alongside established unions, are growing the new labor movement.
Workers in the culture industry are part of the new labor movement, unionizing museums and art institutes that have traditionally been nonunion.
The face of labor is changing. The new labor movement is being spearheaded by white-collar workers in traditionally nonunion industries.
Christian Smalls and Joseph Thompson are two of many young union organizers across the country who are reviving the U.S. labor movement.