We talked with freelance writers and recently organized to the National Writers Union (NWU – UAW Local 1981). Stella Becerril, 33, said that “everyone should be in a union, everything should be unionized and that the workers should run everything. That’s why I am here.” Reagan Hofmann, 36, explained why she believes unions are important for millennials. “Millennials, which is a pretty big group of people at this point, we’ve seen workers really get treated very badly for a long time. We graduated during one of the worst recessions of recent history. We’ve fought for jobs, for terrible jobs. We’ve seen jobs go down the drains. This sort of working life that we were told was something that we could expect has disappeared in front of our eyes. What we’ve seen that unionizing is the only way to stand up for ourselves against this wave and trying to push back against it to make a difference.” said Hofmann.
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