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    Fair pay, safe working conditions, health care, retirement plans—the standard features many of us take for granted in the modern workplace were forged more than a century ago by labor unions, which hit their collective peak in the United States during the 1950s. To many, the notion of unionizing is unfamiliar and unnecessary in the post-industrial age, which explains why Gawker Media employees made headlines this past spring when they successfully bargained the first union contract for a digital media company. “We would like to ensure that things like pay and raises are set in a fair, transparent, and unbiased way,” wrote Hamilton Nolan, who led the campaign, in a blog post. “We would like to have some basic mechanism for giving employees a voice in the decisions that affect all of us here.” Similar efforts by other outlets soon followed, including Salon, BuzzFeed, and VICE, with varying degrees of success.
    It’s no coincidence that the popularity of self-declared “democratic socialist” and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders coincided with the revival of union organizing. This generation of workers suffers from greater financial burdens—including higher levels of student debt, poverty, and unemployment—than the two generations that came before. A Pew Research Center survey found that 57 percent of millennials view unions more favorably than Gen Xers (42 percent) or baby boomers (41 percent). For young, disenfranchised workers, labor unions are the sole mechanism for holding employers accountable.
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    Even if Bernie does not get the nomination, the awaking is happing IMO, the movement is going forward........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayheykid View Post
    Even if Bernie does not get the nomination, the awaking is happing IMO, the movement is going forward........
    I have very high hopes that the movement continues. I am hoping that something has been started here, that a fire has been lit and that people will not lose hope and give up.

 

 

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