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Aug. 6, 2000
Workers at Verizon, the nation’s largest local telephone company, launched what was to become an 18-day strike over working conditions and union representation. Nearly 85,000 unionized Verizon workers joined the picket line.
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Coronavirus is Unleashing Righteous Worker Anger and A New Wave of Unionism
Posted On: Jul 28, 2020
July 28, 2020 | OPINION | In recent decades, we have rarely seen so much worker anger and so many strikes as we’ve seen since COVID-19 hit America. Fears of the virus have greatly emboldened American workers. Some labor historians say this new militancy resembles the 1930s, when a huge strike wave helped lead to landmark pro-labor legislation and one of the biggest bursts of unionization in American history. Now many workers are hoping — and many employers are dreading — that the pandemic-induced wave of militancy could produce a similar surge of unionization. Support for unions is rising. Sixty-four percent of Americans approve of unions, nearly the highest level in 50 years. Another promising sign is the changing generational support for labor… Los Angeles Times







 
 
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