Enjoy Labor’s Tailwinds—but Don’t Forget to Keep Rowing!
What lessons should workers draw from the recent rapid-fire union election victories? Winning an election, whether it’s for a union or a political candidate, is just the first step.

Members of the GMB union who work at Amazon picket outside the online retailer’s site in Coventry, UK

The tight labor market signaled by the Great Resignation—when so many workers took individual action, leaving jobs and employers they hated—has converged with other economic and cultural trends to create a unique set of conditions that support union organizing.

From Trader Joes to Apple to smaller, regional chains and one-off kitchen shops, workers have been turning individual indignation into collective action to change the quality of their work lives by staying put and transforming their workplaces rather than hopping between shitty jobs.

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