ICYMI: Groundwork’s Michael Mitchell on “Striketober”

October 20, 2021

Labor strikes are sweeping the country, fueled by pandemic worker shortages as well as decades of low pay, unsafe working conditions, and unchecked corporate power. 

Director of Policy and Research Michael Mitchell told Business Insider that the strikes reflect a “huge, significant shift in power from workers to corporations and businesses.”

“You can see similar moments in the early 1900s, where there was a strong concentration of corporate power, really no real rules around the ability for workers to come together and speak up and have their voices be heard.” 

Learn more about the economic benefits of building worker power below and email press@groundworkcollaborative.org to speak to Mike Mitchell about how we can leverage this moment in service of a more inclusive and resilient economy. 



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