As the economy opened up to women a half century ago, one in three working women was an office employee. As the clerical workforce grew by leaps and bounds, so did a sense of injustice among the women, leading to the founding of the 9 to 5 Movement.
Logistics workers in rail, trucking, and warehouses labor hard to bring us our packages year-round. But their employers subject them to ruthless harassment, surveillance, and union busting. Their organizing efforts need our solidarity this Christmas.
An alarming number of commentators are grafting their ideological purity on the situation. But the final settlement was nit Biden’s fault, nor the fault of the two political parties. It’s Rail Labor leadership’s fault.
Teamsters won their strike at America's largest wholesale food distributor with an old-fashioned militant tactic: the mass picket line.
“It was old school—unions shutting the thing down,” said a UPS driver. “It’s a magical feeling, the solidarity and the power that comes with it; the connection that’s made by standing together shoulder to shoulder, holding the line."
Of all the employers that have seen union drives over the past year, Chipotle—with 100,000 employees across 3,000 stores, and long-term plans to double its footprint in North America—is the most similar to Starbucks.
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