Union Membership is Getting Younger and More Educated

After decades of declining membership, unionization rates are increasing thanks in large part to the unionization of non-traditional workforces. In the past, unions found success organizing workers in manufacturing, hospitality, and construction trades. Today, its success is found through technology workers, adjunct professors, digital media, and if unions have their way, Uber drivers.

Huffington Post editorial workers are the latest digital media employees seeking to unionize. These 350 workers that stream video operations at HuffPost Live “overwhelmingly” signed authorization cards to showcase their support for union representation. These workers join similar digital media employees at Salon, Vice Media, ThinkProgress, The Guardian US, and Al Jazeera America as the new face of a rebounding union movement.

Matt Austin is a lawyer based in the Columbus, Ohio office of Roetzel & Andress, LPA who limits his practice to representing employers dealing with labor, employment, and OSHA matters. You can call Matt at (614) 723-2010 or email him at maustin@ralaw.com.