In Solidarity: A Season of Strikes Across the Country
Alan Minsky for the PDA National Team
There are a wave of strikes across the country, as workers are standing up for their rights and livelihood. We at PDA stand with the workers and the labor movement.
United Automobile Workers (UAW) are on their first strike at John Deere since 1986, and 2,000 nurses in New York City, 14 hundred Kellogg’s workers across the country, 1,100 miners in Alabama, and hundreds of Food and Commercial workers in Kentucky are also on the picket lines.
Meanwhile, 60,000 film and television industry workers have voted to authorize a strike, which may yet happen if the latest industry proposal is rejected by the workers, and 24,000 Kaiser Health workers may soon join the already-striking biomedical engineers at Kaiser.
All of this activity is happening at a moment when workers across the country are quitting unsatisfying jobs at an unprecedented rate, according to the most recent jobs report from the Department of Labor.
Indeed, workers across America are demanding better labor relations as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is essential, at this moment, that we stand in solidarity with our Union brothers and sisters – as only a growing and strengthening labor movement will put us on a pathway to the prosperous, inclusive middle class society that we at PDA strive for.
Therefore, we encourage all PDAers to stop by a local picket line in a show of solidarity, and do whatever you can to support the striking workers.
In the first half of November, PDA will host a national Town Hall to launch our new Economics and Labor Issue Oriented Team (IOT), where PDA supporters will come together to determine our economic policy positions, and also how we can best support the labor movement. Sign up to join the team.
Also, become a PDA sustainer today. Your monthly donation will help PDA grow a strong national solidarity movement to support unions and workers across the country.
Thanks so much for anything you can do.