Strikes Sweep Labor Market as Workers Flex New Leverage | WSJ

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Tens of thousands of American workers are on strike and thousands more are attempting to unionize. WSJ examines the roots of this new labor activity and speaks with a labor economist for more context on U.S. labor’s changing landscape. Photo: Alyssa Keown/AP

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🤔ABSOLUTELY ANTIFA November 23, 2021 - 11:02 PM

POWER TO THE PEOPLE ✊

FATHER SON????!!! November 23, 2021 - 11:03 PM

As the government pays lazy workers to stay home, people don’t feel the pinch of bills coming due so they choose to sit at home and do drugs and watch Netflix. There, fixed it for you.

Satyajit Herma November 23, 2021 - 11:05 PM

Pay more OR
Automation

Ruvane Friebus November 23, 2021 - 11:13 PM

This is the American rural community and the people who make their tools and equipment they're complaining about inaction aha Americans want investments their leadership investments left the US because of these strikes and riots.

Joyleen Strozier November 23, 2021 - 11:14 PM

Wow! Amazing!

Rachael parker November 23, 2021 - 11:16 PM

<<Amazing post mate….BITO hit 1B in trading volume on day 1, was the second largest ETF launch ever and was nearly the most traded ETF overall yesterday. If the SEC was concerned about demand from institutions for a Bitcoin based ETF, they can set those aside and go ahead and approve a real ETF. We were already on shaky footing with historically low volume and almost pure whale pumps, narrowly avoiding a long-term bear market. This is the worst possible time in history to invest as so many don't back up their crypto assets.More emphasis should be put into day tradiing as it is less affected by the unpredictable nature of the market.I have made over 13 btc 4rm day tradn with Declan lim insights and signals in less than 4 weeks,this is one of the best medium to backup your assets incase it goes bearish…!!!!

In Search of Life November 23, 2021 - 11:19 PM

I love it enough of the corporates messing with people's lives.

Nita C. November 23, 2021 - 11:19 PM

Perhaps I should go on strike for better benefits. Been at the same job for 30 years.

Dan Johnston November 23, 2021 - 11:20 PM

The Makers Of Heavy Equipment Won A Contract
The Users Of Heavy Equipment Will Probably Win A Contract
Both Of Those Are Needed For "Build Back Better"
Light Warehouse And Local Trucking Maybe Not So Much

Dan Man November 23, 2021 - 11:25 PM

Bring on the automation! Get rid of the overpaid, unproductive garbage!

PODER OPERÁRIO November 23, 2021 - 11:30 PM

BRING DOWN CAPITALIST DICTATORSHIP!

Unboxing john November 23, 2021 - 11:31 PM

The funny thing is that they accelerating automation in the work place. So their jobs are going to be over anyways

Jarid Gaming November 23, 2021 - 11:32 PM

Unions for America! Socialism for all!

PODER OPERÁRIO November 23, 2021 - 11:33 PM

GENERAL STRIKE AGAINST MILLIONAIRES' TYRANNY!

Edgar Tokman November 23, 2021 - 11:33 PM

"If there is to be peace in our industrial life let the employer recognize his obligation to his employees – at least to the degree set forth in existing statutes. …" —John L. Lewis

John L. November 23, 2021 - 11:33 PM

I am more in support of National policies that support all workers then unions whose concerns are just about getting as much as they can for their own workers. Unions and the big companies are all the same trying to get the most for themselves regardless of harm to society.

Jarid Gaming November 23, 2021 - 11:35 PM

The Amazon Union vote was illegal. Amazon used Union Busting

Alētheiai November 23, 2021 - 11:51 PM

Much the same thing happened after the Black Death. History doth repeat itself.

Bekillingyou1 November 23, 2021 - 11:55 PM

It's not that us Union workers are flex because of new leverage, it that these employers are getting out of hand. Not all industries suffered during Covid. I work for the hospital industry, one of the few industries that did better during Covid. Yet they still are trying to cut.

Ben Jones November 23, 2021 - 11:55 PM

The people need to go against the banker Cabal and their Chinese connection with total lockdown of the American citizen!
From mandatory vaccines to CRT. And social credit score it will be the Mark of the beast!

Caulfield November 23, 2021 - 11:57 PM

high unemployment and high inflation, is the Philips curve dead? Regardless, watch your finances, 2022 may be yet another bad year.

Ben Jones November 24, 2021 - 12:02 AM

Best thing the American worker can do is to remove the institutionalized politicians who work for the banker Cabal! End the federal reserve!

Kiwi Pete's Adventures November 24, 2021 - 12:06 AM

Union's only benefit Union leaders, I have been far better off not being in a union and standing up for myself. Unions address part of communism!

Donar Rivas November 24, 2021 - 12:08 AM

The labor bosses are pretty mean to call for strikes because they know that American economy needs alot more labors to sustain the domestic production and fabrication due to either america's first or build back better idea. By an irregularity in the law of supply and demand, the labor cost will have to rise to get only no new labor because not many people want work due to the rapid rising in child care and other related. Raising kids is a darn task that takes toll in both emotion and physical materials, so stop having more kids. And, the future wouldn't look any better. Only deep poors want more kids because of the generous social benefits. With the tightened up immigration policy, the only way to run business is to fill the market with illegal labors. So, take down that illegal border wall in the public land to fill the labor shortage market. Can't have open market without labors.

FreshStuff November 24, 2021 - 12:10 AM

I am a software engineer and I want the right to my intellectual property, PTO, sick leave, and parental leave my colleagues in Europe have!

FreshStuff November 24, 2021 - 12:11 AM

Better worker rights = increased freedom

blueridgeocean November 24, 2021 - 12:12 AM

….. gross

Gracie Freebush November 24, 2021 - 12:35 AM

We the people!!!

Owen Mersk November 24, 2021 - 12:45 AM

Nice to see reporting on this

Sincerely yours, November 24, 2021 - 12:47 AM

Communism. Just what we need.

Peter Clarke November 24, 2021 - 12:48 AM

Starbucks 2019 net profit: 17.9 BILLION. Profit. They can't afford to pay workers more?

Adolescent Daydreams November 24, 2021 - 12:53 AM

Welcome to late stage capitalism. Keep fighting regulation of any kind and enjoy your reward

Raymond Tyler November 24, 2021 - 1:14 AM

<TA is all well and good but I find it truly baffling that all major crypto youtubers just look at pure TA and completely ignore the bigger narrative of why BTC is pumping and why the future outlook might not be as rosy as it seems. It's kinda irresponsible to ignore the fact that each ETF launch so far has caused a major dump at the peaks of BTC. We were already on shaky footing with historically low volume and almost pure whale pumps, narrowly avoiding a long-term bear market. This is the worst possible time in history to invest as so many don't back up their crypto assets.More emphasis should be put into day trading as it is less affected by the unpredictable nature of the market.I have made over 13 btc from day trading with helen davis insights and signals in less than 4 weeks,this is one of the best medium to backup your assets incase it goes bearish

boom suga November 24, 2021 - 1:16 AM

Unions are corrupt. Don’t think they help you. They’re in on it with the companies. Stay woke

The Falls November 24, 2021 - 1:33 AM

Union is a cancer. Has any union organization created prosperity in any industry? The president said the union built the United States. He was dead wrong. The country was built by workers, not unions. Unions are gadflies.

MomopilotCool November 24, 2021 - 2:22 AM

Now unionize Amazon and Walmart

Lucas De Souza November 24, 2021 - 2:33 AM

Power to the people!

Maxwell Benz November 24, 2021 - 5:18 AM

5:37 I want the drugs this dude is smoking

kamranhk November 24, 2021 - 6:07 AM

I like the way you work my friend…may God bless you jannat ameen summaameen…❤❤❤

bebeeisnoheeb November 24, 2021 - 6:12 AM

Pandemic🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 like the homeless and the Amish are bulldozing bodies up in the streets 😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

TimeToStandForYourself November 24, 2021 - 6:57 AM

woah…good job!. In Malaysia you won't see any union nor any benefit which most US labor received….well….everyone thinks 3rd world nation labor aren't human at all. In Malaysia if you strike, you are goner and blacklisted by all companies from hiring you. The best option for Malaysian is to resign and switch to another company when your salary went stagnation(we get raise from job hopping).