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69,823 Public Organizing Opportunities: Pennsylvania as a Case in Point

69,823 Public Organizing Opportunities: Pennsylvania as a Case in Point 1091491 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960221091491New Labor Forum XX(X)Bangs research-article2022 Organizing Today: Obstacles and Opportunities New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(2) 35 –43 69,823 Public Organizing Copyright © 2022, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Opportunities: Pennsylvania sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960221091491 DOI: 10.1177/10957960221091491 as a Case in Point journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Christopher Bangs Keywords collective bargaining, labor, trade unions, unorganized workers, working class Some states have sky-high public-sector union unorganized. This project took place largely in density, but most do not. For states with limited the spring 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic or no public-sector bargaining rights, the cause unfolded. It started with about four thousand of the disparity is clear. But for states with public records requests. Not all were answered strong public-sector bargaining laws, differ- or even successfully delivered, but around one ences in density cannot be neatly pinned on thousand responses included at least one unor- state law. This raises a key question: are there ganized worker. Others reported significantly significant numbers of unorganized public- more, including 100 public employers with 100 sector workers left to unionize in some states, or more unorganized employees; twelve or are state law changes needed to afford every employers with between http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

69,823 Public Organizing Opportunities: Pennsylvania as a Case in Point

New Labor Forum , Volume 31 (2): 9 – May 1, 2022

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1091491 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960221091491New Labor Forum XX(X)Bangs research-article2022 Organizing Today: Obstacles and Opportunities New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(2) 35 –43 69,823 Public Organizing Copyright © 2022, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Opportunities: Pennsylvania sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960221091491 DOI: 10.1177/10957960221091491 as a Case in Point journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Christopher Bangs Keywords collective bargaining, labor, trade unions, unorganized workers, working class Some states have sky-high public-sector union unorganized. This project took place largely in density, but most do not. For states with limited the spring 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic or no public-sector bargaining rights, the cause unfolded. It started with about four thousand of the disparity is clear. But for states with public records requests. Not all were answered strong public-sector bargaining laws, differ- or even successfully delivered, but around one ences in density cannot be neatly pinned on thousand responses included at least one unor- state law. This raises a key question: are there ganized worker. Others reported significantly significant numbers of unorganized public- more, including 100 public employers with 100 sector workers left to unionize in some states, or more unorganized employees; twelve or are state law changes needed to afford every employers with between

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Published: May 1, 2022

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