The Rise and Fall (And Rise?) of Labor

Historians in the News
tags: unions, strikes, labor history, Amazon

The pandemic has been a driving force that's caused many Americans to reevaluate their working conditions and their relationship with labor. Consequently, 2021 has witnessed the rise of a new labor movement.

Earlier this year, Google employees created their first union. These past few months, tens of thousands of workers went on strike at companies like John Deere and Kellogg's.

Today on the show, author Erik Loomis joins us to talk about his book, "A History of America in Ten Strikes" and the future of organized labor in America.

Check out past coverage of unions and strikes discussed in this episode here:

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