Workplace Strikes Are Surging. Here’s Why They Won’t Stop Anytime Soon.
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Jacob Bogage and Alyssa Fowers, The Washington Post
Factory workers, nurses, and school bus drivers are among the tens of thousands of Americans who walked off jobs in October amid a surge of labor activism that economists and labor leaders have dubbed “Striketober.”
The strike drives, experts say, stem from the new leverage workers hold in the nation’s tight job market: Having seen the massive profits their companies collected during the coronavirus pandemic, they want their contributions acknowledged in the form of better pay and working conditions.