American workers continue to demonstrate their determination to exercise their rights to form unions and collectively bargain.
Members are tasked with building the foundation of their new unions, including designing its structure, electing the leaders, and writing a constitution.
Employers tend to stall union contract negotiations in the hopes workers will give up the push to unionize. Communication is key to combating these efforts.
After a union election victory, the most important step in the unionization process is contract negotiations. It’s why the union was formed in the first place and the key selling point for why workers should sign up as dues-paying union members.
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.
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.
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.