“Thousands of journalists across the country have been through their own union drives in the past five years or so. And it changes people…I mean, it obviously educates people and opens their eyes to how important labor is. And also you have people who are going through their own union busting campaigns. They're going through having to negotiate contracts with their own boss. And so it really has elevated the profile of unions in the news.”
American Labor Journalist
Hamilton Nolan is an American journalist who writes on labor and politics in The Guardian (@Guardian), In These Times (@InTheseTimesMag), and the Columbia Journalism Review (@CJR). He previously wrote for Gawker and was part of the organizing efforts to win unionization. He is also writing his first book titled, Year of the Hammer that will be published in early 2024 by Hachette Books (hachettebooks.com).
How Hamilton got interested in organized labor;
The 2022 AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia where he wrote an article titled: The AFL-CIO's Official New Goal: Continued Decline;
His recent article in the Guardian titled: “If Democrats want votes, they should rain fury on union-busting corporations; and
What Hamilton sees as the strategy for organizing labor today.
You can follow his work on Twitter at https://twitter.com/hamiltonnolan.
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