Labor (Resurgence) History

America Is in the Midst of a Dramatic Labor Resurgence” - The New Republic, October 8, 2021.

“With the American public’s popular support behind essential workers, a new union movement is perfectly primed to rise up in this country.” - Brown Political Review, March 8, 2021.

“Unions predict a Great Awakening during a Biden presidency” - Politico, October 9, 2020.

“Coronavirus energizes the labor movement. Can it last?” - Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2020.

“Still, union leaders hope that the recent organizing successes will help to forge a new generation committed to the American labor movement.” - The New Yorker, February 28, 2020.

“Labor’s Turnaround” - In These Times, March 3, 2013.

“Organized labor has been on a long decline, but the recent attacks against it in Wisconsin and elsewhere have had a surprising result - they have energized the nation’s unions. Instead of just playing defense to protect benefits and bargaining rights, labor leaders are plotting some offense, with several saying Mr. Walker may have unwittingly nurtured a comeback by unions.” - New York Times, March 6, 2011.

“In the six months since John J. Sweeney helped throw out the A.F.L.-C.I.O.’s tired old leadership and became its president, the movement has sprung back to life, most obviously in politics but in old-fashioned organizing and image-sharpening, too.” - New York Times, May 12, 1996.

“A reaction appears to have set in and it is probable that for some time to come the power of organized labor will decrease; but a change will again come, and the unions and various associations will once more report an increasing membership.” - The Labor Movement in America, August 1886.