Strikes by autoworkers, actors and writers brought wins in 2023, but analysts worry labor laws could undo progress. Worker advocates say what is badly needed is for other unions, helped by the AFL-CIO, also to launch big, ambitious organizing drives.
In addition to dockworkers, unionized cleaners are refusing to clean Tesla buildings and postal workers have stopped delivering mail. Electricians stopped service and repair work for Tesla, including at its charging stations across Sweden
With its successful strike, UAW broke with decades of concessions, won on pay and workplace democracy, and launched a new national labor leader. There’s much more organizing to be done, but this is an unmitigated victory for the entire working class.