The undermining of workers’ strike power since PATCO's defeat disabled what was a vital instrument for building and maintaining social solidarity and for directing inevitable class tensions and social conflict toward democratic and egalitarian ends.
Trumka's death deprives the labor movement of a central figure at a time when a resurgence of union activity has brought hope of undoing the defeats of the past decade and the decline of union membership, particularly in the private sector.
Asha Banerjee, Jaimie Worker, and Dave Kamper
Working Economics Blog
As the US Treasure finalizes the rules on the use of American Rescue Plan money, they should prioritize workers most impacted by the public health and economic crisis and spend funds in ways to maximize equality.