Two key questions confront labor: should unions focus on organizing workers with major strategic leverage in the economy? Or should they welcome any workers willing to fight, since that organizing can constitute a major catalyst for other workers?
Eric Dirnbach is a union researcher and socialist. He lives in New York City.
Millions of workers want a union. The Emergency Worker Organizing Committee, a project launched by socialists and the United Electrical Workers at the beginning of the pandemic, offers insights into how to organize them.
Four decades later, the 1979 pro-labor movie Norma Rae still holds up.
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