Just last month, the railway industry narrowly averted a strike that would’ve resulted in more than 100,000 railway workers walking off the job. This dispute over pay, hours and working conditions would’ve shut down the U.S. railway system, costing billions of dollars in lost revenue from commuter travel and a stall in commodities and goods shipments. Over the past year, headlines covering workers striking or pushing to unionize have become commonplace. What’s driving this labor revolt? Stay tuned this week.
- Daisy Pitkin, Deputy Organizing Director, Workers United.
- Maxford Nelsen, Director of Labor Policy, The Freedom Foundation.