Nov 18, 2021
explains that since the start of COVID-19, many employers have tried to take advantage of the weakened job market to pressure employees for pay-cuts and fewer health and safety measures. According to Naomi E Soldon, now more than ever, labor unions are essential for employees to keep their negotiating power and fight for additional sick-leave, safety protocols, and hazard pay. Recent studies have shown that workers covered by a union contract are 26% more likely to have employer-sponsored health benefits than their non-union counterparts. However, for teachers’ unions, an impasse in discussions with Wisconsin school boards have often been reached over health and safety concerns related to in-person learning.