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AFL-CIO Unveils Plan To Grow but Some Union Leaders Underwhelmed

Steven Greenhouse The Guardian
In light of the youth-driven surge of union drives at Starbucks, Amazon, Apple and elsewhere, the AFL-CIO – the main US’s labor federation – is facing growing pressure to undertake a bolder effort to help today’s burst of unionizing expand far faster

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Young Workers Give Unions New Hope

Dee-Ann Durbin ABC News
Between 2019 and 2021, the overall percentage of U.S. union members stayed flat. But the percentage of workers ages 25-34 who are union members rose from 8.8% to 9.4%, or around 68,000 workers, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Faces of a New Union Movement

Steven Greenhouse; Photography by Chris Buck The New Yorker
The American labor movement has been reinvigorated in recent years, with teacher-led Red for Ed strikes, the General Motors walkout, the Fight for $15’s push to raise the minimum wage. Sixty-seven per cent of young people 18 - 34 approve of unions.

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Millennials, White-Collar Workers Bringing New Life to Unions

Katie Johnston Boston Globe
Workers across many industries are increasingly banding together and standing up against management as part-time and contract work grows, automation amps up, and wages barely budge, labor observers say. Silicon Valley tech workers have started a coalition to unite.
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