2022 was a momentous year for the labor movement.
We saw workers across the economy strike for better contracts. And we saw workers form new unions against the odds, in historic wins at Conde Nast, Trader Joes, and Apple, just to name a few.
We watched the Chicago Teachers Union fight to keep students and teachers safe, and the ongoing revival of militancy and solidarity in legacy unions like UAW and IBT. We watched the organizing wave across hundreds of Starbucks stores, the unionization of thousands of tech, nonprofit, and publishing workers, and the victory of the Amazon Labor Union in Staten Island.
We can’t know exactly what to expect in 2023. But based on 2022, one thing is clear: worker organizing is back, and it’s here to stay.
This year will bring further battles, both further victories and further defeats. EWOC will continue to help fight those battles, wherever and whenever they might be, always building worker power and solidarity.
Image: EWOC volunteers meet to celebrate labor’s wins in 2022