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A strike at Chevron shows a reinvigorated union movement

A strike at Chevron in Australia shows a reinvigorated union movement, with workers emboldened by tight job markets and rising public support for unions.

  • American trade unions have been relatively meek since Reagan's actions in 1981.
  • This year, tight job markets, technological change, and rising public support for unions have emboldened workers.
  • There have been 16 big strikes in the US in the first seven months of this year.
  • Workers at Chevron plants in Australia may go on strike if no agreement on pay is reached.
  • A prolonged dispute could impact Chevron's profits and long-term contracts.
A strike at Chevron shows a reinvigorated union movement
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