For the last couple of decades, there have been few new unions. They have lost power as jobs have gone overseas. In the 1930s, unions were forceful in helping workers be treated fairly against large corporations. At the time, it made total sense.
There is a reason for unions, particularly in specific industries. For instance, in the movie industry, it forces the powers that be to follow the rules, so people aren’t working 16 hours shifts without being compensated fairly with breaks, overpay, and even a meal.
There is a rise of unions in the tech companies, from Google to Amazon. The reason is simple. It is because the workers have not been treated fairly. It just isn’t that hard to treat your workers fairly, particularly in companies of this size that are creating tremendous amounts of cash, including profits.
History continues to repeat itself. The question is simple. Why?