Rebuilding Power in Open-Shop America: A Labor Notes Guide
This month Labor Notes is sharing a special expanded issue devoted to one topic: a survival guide for rebuilding power in open-shop America. Janus is a serious blow—but there is still good news. As plenty of unions in open-shop states and sectors can testify, it’s still possible to win campaigns and maintain high membership rates despite the legal hurdles. Labor Notes talked to workers in schools, factories, buses, hospitals, oil refineries, grocery stores, post offices, and shipyards. This guide reveals the principles and practical steps behind their successes.
Here’s the punchline: the unions that build power in open-shop America will be the ones that fight hard on workplace issues their members care about, and where large numbers of rank-and-file members take on their own fights. Read more.