Dec 1, 2021
The global pandemic national lockdown transformed work as we knew it, creating the “great resignation.” With pains and opportunities, the shifting landscape of the new un-labor force may be a catalyst for jobs with justice.
Rewind a few decades, Black workers — especially women — overrepresented in organized labor, reaped tremendous gains that raised wages, protected jobs and fueled the Black middle class of the 20th Century. Just as Black union membership peaked, private-sector unions would plummet, altering the tenor of the Union Yes! battlecry. This episode explores working women, jobs and race from the perspective of advocates on the frontline of organized labor.