The Nation: Making Unions Matter Again

December 20, 2010 Nation Cover

December 20, 2010 Nation Cover

I recently published a cover story in The Nation title “Making Unions Matter Again”

Union organizers–paid staff and rank-and-file workers–should begin to take to the doors and begin to meet hundreds of thousands of workers and galvanize a movement to demand economic justice. If unions do this with unorganized workers and together they win campaigns, it’s more likely these same workers will consider unionization to be a good option in their work life. With a ratio of one organizer for 1,000 organizing conversations in neighborhoods nationwide, just 2,000 union organizers could engage 2 million people–and that’s plenty to create an untenable crisis that the elite will have to deal with.

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