Andrea Laiacona Dooley

Feb 26, 2019

4 min read

What Is A Union?

A primer on labor issues

You probably think this is a stupid question that you already know the answer to, right? Unions have made a comeback in the news, especially with teachers striking for better wages and small classes, and the air traffic controllers and the flight attendants doing their part to end the federal shutdown.

Unions are not a slumbering giant, slowly awakening in the Trump era. They’ve been here all along, doing what they do. But what do they do? I bet most people have no idea.