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Online Sources on Young Workers
Books & Papers on Young Workers
AFL-CIO. Young Workers: A Lost Decade. Washington, D.C., 2009.
A 48-page survey examining of young workers’ economic standing, attitudes and hopes for the future.
Berger-Marks Foundation. Stepping Up, Stepping Back: Women Activists Talk 'Union' Across Generations.
In March 2010, the Berger-Marks Foundation sponsored a “cross-cultural, cross-generational two-day summit for women activists to help identify what turns young women on to unions and what turns them off”.
CAW. Local Youth Committee Handbook. 2010.
CAW sees local youth committees as entry points into the union for young workers. This 40-page handbook outlines best practices.
C AW. Planning for Generational Change: Youth and the CAW. 2008.
The Canadian Auto Workers introduced this 5-page discussion paper at its 2008 conference. It explores “the issues and challenges of the generational shift coming as younger workers begin to become more active in the CAW”, and talks about the CAW Youth Network.
Montes, Marlena, and Ken Margolies. Youth and Unions (ILR Working Paper). Cornell ILR, 2010.
This study looks at the issues facing young people and unions and how unions are seeking to organize and involve young workers and members.