On this Labor Day, remind everyone you can that if we hope to ever rebuild an economy that works for everyone, we’re going to need many more workers in unions and a much stronger labor movement.
Source: Here Is One Graph Everyone Should See on Labor Day
A new study finds that higher union density corresponds to fewer deaths by overdose and suicide. Combatting “deaths of despair” is a tall order, but growing the labor movement and expanding unions’ culture of solidarity throughout our society can help.
Source: Solidarity Against Despair
The 35,000 member union called the transformative proposal “our best hope to meet the challenge of climate change while creating millions of good union jobs.”
Source: United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America Becomes First US Industrial Union to Endorse Green New Deal | Common Dreams News
“If there is going to be class warfare in this country, it’s time that the working class of this country won that war.”
Source: After Decades of Corporate ‘Decimation’ of Unions, Sanders Says It Is Time for Workers to Win the Class War | Common Dreams News
Greta Thunberg and other teenage climate activists have issued a call for a worldwide general strike to end fossil fuel extraction. Will union leaders support this important action for the planet? Or will they side once mode with fossil fuel executives?
Source: Unions Must Join the Global Climate Strike | Left Voice