Tennessee unions' recent experiences show that writing off nonmembers rather than winning them over will not make the labor movement any more militant or successful.
Chris Brooks is an organizer from Tennessee and a graduate of the labor studies program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He currently works as a staff writer at Labor Notes.
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