Recommended Reads for the Holiday Weekend

Article published on may 26, 2023

This week, we’re sharing thoughtful reads that help us understand the issues and ideas that shape our Union world.

  • The issues of the Asian-Pacific Islander community are the core of API Month. In spite of existing progress, API workers navigating the post-COVID workplace are confronted by long-standing issues of discrimination and new concerns of structural challenges. As corporate power continues to consolidate, API workers are challenged by underrepresentation in positions of authority and difficulty advancing in workplaces where their identity and backgrounds are still seen through a racist lens.
  • Chris Smalls and Derrick Palmer, two leaders of the campaign to unionize workers at America’s most powerful corporation, are standing up for the working class. Even before the pandemic, millions of working people have been pushed to the edge and even into poverty. A new documentary, AMERICONNED, exposes the inside story of this pressure all working people are under, showing how corporations have abused the powers of government, taken advantage of fear, and forced people to accept less than they’re worth.