Published in 2018
Organized labor is in decline. Today, only 6 percent of private-sector workers are represented by a union, compared to 33 percent in the 1950s. In A Roadmap to Rebuilding Worker Power, innovative labor leader David Rolf lays out a comprehensive vision for revitalizing the American labor movement and returning power to American workers.
With automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence shaping the future of work—and an increasing number of occupations becoming unmoored from the confines of current labor laws—Rolf argues that the labor movement must also adapt to work in the twenty-first century. “In the natural world, biodiverse ecosystems are more likely to adapt to and withstand environmental change,” he writes. “The same is true for worker power.”