U.S. workers have been striking in startling numbers. Will that continue?
- November 11, 2021
- Judy Stepan-Norris, sociology, and Jasmine Kerrissey, sociology Ph.D. alumna, explain in this piece for The Washington Post
U.S. workers are doing something we haven’t seen much of in the last three decades: striking. Roughly 25,000 workers have recently walked off their jobs and joined picket lines, earning October 2021 the nickname #striketober.
Are these strikes likely to spread? Our research on union activity over the past century has identified several major factors affecting union and strike dynamics. How today’s strikes develop will likely depend on these factors.
For the full story, please visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/11/11/us-workers-have-been-striking-startling-numbers-will-that-continue/.