Steven Pitts

Steven C. Pitts is a labor-policy specialist at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Labor Research and Education.

Recent Articles

Unionization and Black Workers

Trade unions are still a key path to higher-quality jobs and greater dignity at the workplace.

In much of the media coverage of the presidential campaign, unions and the black community are portrayed as separate groups without common members or common interests. In fact, black workers are disproportionately union members. In 2007, 12.1 percent of all workers (16 years or older) held union cards, while 14.3 percent of black workers were union members.