Despite the best efforts of former AFL-CIO leader John Sweeney, organized labor has continued its decline. Not only have we been politically defeated, but our very historical memory of struggle is under assault. We desperately need to find a way to make “big labor” truly big again.
Rich Yeselson worked for twenty-three years in the labor movement as a strategic campaigner. He is now a writer in Washington, DC.
For a hurting labor movement, last week’s successful unionization vote in Chattanooga was a small but significant win.
What should we take away from Tuesday’s election results?
Examining the roots of the United Auto Workers’ defeat at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn., plant.