NPR | It’s Been a Minute: Was 2021 Labor’s Year?

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KI Associate Director, Lane Windham appears on the NPR podcast, “It’s Been a Minute” to talk about an increase in labor activism in 2021.

“I think we are living through a worker rights revival. Economists call it the great resignation, right? We had – 4.1 million people left their jobs in September. But let’s call it what it is. It is this sort of slow-moving general strike. People just aren’t accepting those low-wage jobs, those no-benefits jobs that leave them feeling so burned out and insecure. They’re looking at other options, and they are waiting employers out.”

Listen to the full episode or read the transcript below.