3 things to know about Striketober: Work stoppages around the country

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10/16/2021 1:26:00 PM

Welcome to Striketober . Thousands of workers are walking off the job at Kellogg's and John Deere amid the labor shortage , with Hollywood employees up next.

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from EPI found.Over the past 40 years, the rate of workers covered by unions has shrunk by half, according to areportfrom the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute. In 2020, 444,000 fewer workers were covered by a union than in 2019, EPI found. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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foundthere were just eight major work stoppages in 2020 that involved at least 1,000 workers and lasted at least one work shift during the week. Only two other years had fewer strikes, and it's far lower than the average of 16 a year over the past two decades. 

Broadly, 27,000 workers were involved in work stoppages that started in 2020, per BLS. The looming IATSE strike alone dwarfs that. Mitchell said this will go down as a historic month of labor action."You can see similar moments in the early 1900s, where there was a strong concentration of corporate power, really no real rules around the ability for workers to come together and speak up and have their voices be heard," he said, adding that the pandemic has brought up a lot of the same issues for workers. headtopics.com

The Biden administration has actively sought to strengthen union power and collective bargaining as a priority,dedicating a task force to itand backing the PRO Act, a major labor-rights bill. It's"the most pro-union administration in history," Press Secretary Jen Psaki said at a Thursday press briefing.

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"Our economy is shifting to a labor market where workers have more bargaining power," Psaki said. She added:"That means workers can push for higher wages and more dignity and respect in the workplace." As for the actual experience of being on strike, Osborn said it's a"cocktail of emotions."

"It's been tough, but it's been exciting at the same time being part of something greater than yourself," he said."This movement isn't just about the 1,400 workers at Kellogg's on strike. It's about workers across the nation."

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