Union membership has continued to decline in recent years after decades of erosion. But there have been some high-profile labor wins that could reverse the trend.
“We’ve got a young generation coming up under climate change with a bad economy all around them, with crappy jobs.” — Jane McAlevey, The Nation
Listen: Writer and scholar Jane McAlevey talks about the state of the labor movement in 2022.
Jane McAlevey is a strikes correspondent for The Nation and a senior policy fellow at the University of California’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. She has written several books, her most recent one being, “A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy.”
“We’ve got a young generation coming up under climate change with a bad economy all around them, with crappy jobs…the destruction of pensions, the destruction of benefits… so the social context really matters,” says McAlevey.