Walmart Strike: Where Does the Labor Movement Go From Here
Few worker efforts to improve their lot have enthused me more in recent years than the current fight by Walmart workers for fair pay, workplace dignity, and fair treatment. Full disclosure: I spent nearly two decades as a labor journalist working for the AFL-CIO, local central labor bodies and the Service Employees International Union. The issues I wrote about were vital to every American: living wages, adequate retirements, decent working conditions, affordable health care. These were rights the American labor movement had fought tooth and nail to win, protect and enhance for American workers.