Melissa Atkins Discusses Labor Unions’ Demands for Raises and Better Working Conditions on CNBC

August 30, 2023

Obermayer labor and employment partner Melissa Atkins was quoted on CNBC on August 27, 2023, in connection with the increasing number of workers across industries who have taken a hard stance against companies for dramatic improvements in compensation and working conditions. In the article, titled “Labor unions are pushing hard for double-digit raises and better hours. Many are winning,” Melissa weighs on the factors, leading to the escalated number of strikes.

“It’s like this perfect storm for workers,” said Melissa. “Individuals are living paycheck to paycheck, and right now they have the bargaining power.”

Read the full article here.


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