PENSION SOLUTION WAS A LONG TIME COMING FOR TEAMSTERS
More than two decades of work by the Teamsters to save the retirement nest eggs of a million-plus hardworking Americans came to fruition today when President Biden signed the $1.
Feb. 14, 2022 | LABOR UNIONS | After decades of decline, U.S. unions have a new reason for hope: younger workers. Workers in their 20s – and even in their teens – are leading ongoing efforts to unionize companies large and small, from Starbucks and REI to local cannabis dispensaries. The Alphabet Workers Union, formed last year and now representing 800 Google employees, is run by five people who are under 35. Multiple polls show union approval is high – and growing – among the youngest workers. And U.S. union membership levels are even ticking upward for workers between 25 and 34, even as they decline among other age groups. Young workers say they see unions as the best way to combat wage inequality and poor working conditions. For some, personal heroes like Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a vocal labor advocate, have piqued their interest in unions. Others say… US News