Season 3, Episode 99

EWOC empower thousands of non-union workers during pandemic



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Carl Rosen

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United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE) General President Carl Rosen joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the unions efforts to empower and organize non-union workers during the COVID-19 pandemic through the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee (EWOC).

Formed jointly between the UE and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the EWOC played a pivotal role amid the life-threatening conditions of the pandemic, as it helped non-unionized workers organize.

Rosen also talked about a successful effort by the UE to organize 3,700 graduate workers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a 2008 sit down strike by workers at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago, which helped inspire the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Listen to the entire episode to learn more about these topics.

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