Service Industry Strikes Aimed at Building Support for Unions - Articles

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Posted by: Chelsea Bennett on Sep 28, 2018

The group Fight for $15, which pushed for a $15 minimum wage, has organized a service industry strike to take place in seven states between Oct. 2 and Oct. 4, the Washington Post reports. Workers at major fast-food chains will walk off the job. Alongside the walkout, other strikes and rallies by airport, hospital, child-care and higher education workers will occur to raise support for unions leading into the November election. Union membership in the U.S. has hit historic lows; only 10.7 percent of American workers were union members last year, the lowest since the 1930’s. However, American interest of nonunion employees in joining a union is at 48 percent, a four-decade high.