Union Growth Will Not Ride on Amending the NLRA

William Gould

(Originally published by Bloomberg Law on June 8, 2022) 

The pandemic-filled years of 2021-2022 have witnessed an uptick in union organizational activity throughout much of the country. Newsroom workers, university graduate students, art museums security guards, and even relatively “autonomous” gig workers are illustrations of activity aimed at establishing new labor-management relationships.

Frequently fueled by sexual harassment disputes involving, for instance, gaming employees and Alphabet workers, they have been induced to band together, though—at least in the case of the latter group—hardly in sufficient numbers to obtain collective bargaining.

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