"This is a major victory," said Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat. "It's time for Starbucks to pay fair wages and treat every worker with dignity and respect."
Media interest in the campaigns at Starbucks and Amazon suggests the American public may finally be paying attention.
Increasing numbers of millennials and zoomers in the public sector, tech field, gig economy, nonprofit community, education and other sectors also view collective action as the path to a brighter future.
"The future of tech is stronger with the power of a union."
Even a work stoppage in certain parts of the country would be historic; the last time a general strike took place in the U.S. was in 1946.
Decades of industrial decline left America unprepared for the pandemic. COVID-19 simply caught America flat-footed.