Monday, September 23, 2013

The Record, September 3, 2013, Tuesday

The Record

September 3, 2013, Tuesday

The Record (full article)

The US labor movement is changing its game plan

Another recent effort by unions has focused on supporting janitors in office and retail establishments, and in Colorado some unions have started representing workers in the medical marijuana industry.

While restaurant workers have been labeled a "nontraditional" group for unionization due to high turnover rates, labor historian Jefferson Cowie from Cornell University said the fast-food worker demonstrations are not unprecedented and demonstrate how representation shifts based on changes in the workforce.