U.S. Labor Movement's Next Frontier is the Tech Industry, AFL-CIO's Shuler Says
The U.S. tech sector is the next frontier for labor organizing, and its workers are starting to understand the collective power unions have, President of the AFL-CIO Liz Shuler said on Friday at the Reuters Next Conference.
Shuler said the labor federation - which comprises 57 affiliated unions and 12.5 million workers - wants to enable more organizing in the tech industry under her leadership .
"What we are seeing in the tech sector is workers rising up. You look at companies like YouTube, Google, Apple. Their workers have been speaking out. They have been staging walkouts on issues like racial justice and sexual harrassment," Shuler said.