The unions had a big week as a Midwest chain of coffee shops, Colectivo Coffee based in Milwaukee, lost a close union vote this week, the latest in a series of successful organizing campaigns in the upper Midwest blue wall states. Is the health and safety crisis we are facing just what the doctor ordered for the labor community? The team from Align Public Strategies takes a look at the opening the pandemic has provided.
Some new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has thrown a little cold water on the ongoing narrative around the impact of unemployment benefits on the labor shortage. The team looks at what the numbers say — and don’t say — and how that impacts the conversation going forward. The episode wraps up with the weekly legislative scorecard.
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