The labor movement has frequently been written off as dead in recent decades. I’ve never believed it, although there have been times when I felt like checking for a pulse.
Over the last few years, however, I’ve been thrilled to see a glorious revival, beginning with the 2018 strike by West Virginia teachers and school support workers, a statewide victorious and nonviolent uprising that:
- brought substantial pay increases to as many as 78,000 teachers, school support workers, and public employees;
- resulted in at least temporary improvements in coverage by Public...