By Sara Steffens And Jimmy Williams Jr.
This Labor Day we celebrate the unprecedented waves of worker-led organizing that are sweeping America. Workers from nearly every industry in our country are joining together to use their collective power to demand change at their workplaces – resulting in stunning union representation wins at multi-billion dollar mega corporations like Starbucks, Amazon, Apple, and Chipotle.
But behind each of those victories are the harrowing stories of workers who have faced vicious, illegal union-busting tactics.
Verizon fired a worker organizing a union at a Seattle-area store in April. And the brutal reality is that companies of all sizes use tactics like these on a regular basis without making headlines.