Recommended Reads for Our Represented Workers

Article Published on April 14, 2023

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

Elder care, like many health care specialties, suffers from under-investment by the state and privately-run organizations. This work is vital to our communities and our elders. Columnist Steve Lopez writes on the looming crisis of elder care and the impacts low wages and poor working conditions are having on this increasingly important role. Read more at the LA Times here.

California’s rising cost of living is impacting millions across the state. Even though they’re working full time, often taking on second jobs or working longer hours, many are finding it difficult to make ends meet due to spiraling inequality and costs for essentials like rent, health care, and impacts due to the pandemic. Read how workers are fighting for a change at Capital and Main.

When billionaires threaten workers and corporations ruthlessly campaign against workers exercising their rights in the workplace, a few brave union activists are returning to a classic strategy: salting their workplace. Employees at corporate giants like Starbucks and Amazon have begun undercover campaigns to build unions in their workplaces and to help their coworkers fight for change. Read more about the undercover organizers leading the charge to rebuild worker’s rights in America on Bloomberg.