I always end up talking to older unionists at the credit union.
Saw this guy’s UAW hoodie and told him “UAW strong!”
"Hey, that’s cool! I don’t see many young people saying that, they don’t think they need the union." he said
"We need it now more than ever" I replied
"That’s right!" the gentlemen agreed
"It’s not the same way it used to be either, we need to go back to the sit-down strikes" I added
Hopefully I gave him some hope, but he was totally right. Most young people don’t think they need the union and union power is waning hard. Societies where the unions are broken or controlled by the government, are societies either complicit with tyranny or without a way to fight it.