Ben Finley and Tom Krisher

Business, Equipment

Labor Shortage Leaves Union Workers Feeling More Emboldened

Striking UAW at Volvo Dublin, Va. UAW members strike outside the Volvo Trucks North America plant in Dublin, Va., in June. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

With help wanted signs at factories and businesses spreading across the nation, union workers are seizing the opportunity to try to recover some of the bargaining power — and financial security — they feel they lost in recent decades as unions shrank in size and influence.

Ben Finley and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
September 7, 2021