Freelancers Want to Join Unions …

Freelancers Want to Join Unions ...

but Labor Laws Won't Let Them

 

Unions are more popular than they’ve been in almost two decades, thanks to successful organizing efforts in new sectors like digital media and fast food, revitalized labor action in more traditional industries like education and manufacturing, and the threat of a general strike helping end a painful government shutdown. The labor movement is behind the greatest advances for working people in this country’s history — from the eight-hour workday to the minimum wage and the end of child labor — and built the United States middle class as we know it.

However, due to a flaw in a major labor law passed back during the New Deal era, not everyone is able to join a union.

 

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https://www.teenvogue.com/story/freelancers-want-to-join-unions-but-labor-laws-wont-let-them?fbclid=IwAR2daR9op3_BhlwSspacTzNnOw2QCP1GkX5kaVK0iRFEAfvurLB2MR9YMiU

 


No Class is an op-ed column by writer and radical organizer Kim Kelly that connects worker struggles and the current state of the American labor movement with its storied — and sometimes bloodied — past.

 

 

By Kim Kelly
April 4, 2019