Five Things You Need to Know About Labor Unions

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Five Things You Need to Know About Labor Unions:

1. The American labor movement sprang to life with industrialization and resulted in many of the workplace protections we enjoy today. (02:02)

2. Union membership peaked in the mid-20th century but struggled with racist and sexist policies as well as corruption within the leadership and anti-union government policies. (11:10)

3. As private union membership began to decrease, public service unions began to grow. (17:57)

4. We are also seeing the rise of organized action beyond the public sector as well. (20:04)

5. There is also a rise of collective action inside tech about both worker issues and societal issues. (21:46)

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