The Future of Unions & the Working Class

James Penfold
Aug 26, 2019 · 6 min read

“I’m goin’ to change my way of livin’, and if that ain’t enough,
Then I’m gonna change the way I strut my stuff!
’Cause nobody wants you when you’re old and gray,
There’ll be some changes made…”

-Benton Overstreet and Billy Higgins, 1921

I am not a union man. I have never been part of a trade union, and neither has any member of my immediate family; my ancestors were…