Today's worker centers are no different than outdated labor unions

In addition to organizing traditional workplaces, union-backed worker centers are now targeting the fast-growing gig-economy.


Today, labor unions represent just 6.2 percent of private-sector American workers. Faced with dwindling dues-paying members, union leaders are becoming increasingly desperate to con employees into joining their ranks—even if that means re-branding “unions” as “worker centers.”

As attempts to unionize traditional workplaces fail, unions turn to worker centers to help organize industries in the fast-growing gig-economy, including workers at ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft and delivery apps like DoorDash and Shipt.

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Decline in Union Membership

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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