Tip Tuesday: 5 Current Spooky Labor Trends
October 31, 2023

2023 is on track to be the biggest year for strikes since 2019 due to a tight labor market, union contracts expiring, and high costs. What are the current labor trends we are seeing? What would you add to the list?

  1. Unions want more time off for represented employees
  2. Unions want wage increases to meet or exceed inflation
  3. Unions join together from different industries to support each other during strikes
  4. Unions join coalitions at the same company to increase their bargaining power
  5. Unions increase their leverage at the bargaining table due to a continued shortage of skilled workers
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