The Breakroom

Read, Learn, Share

Welcome to the Breakroom

In a workplace, the breakroom is often the epicenter of coworker communication and organizing efforts. At the Center for Work and Democracy, The Breakroom functions similarly. Watch video explainers from our staff; view media from our events; dive into publications and news about the Center and its projects; and read posts from labor scholars and organizers alike in our blog, Watercooler Talk, to learn more about the labor movement and worker organizing.

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"Organize the Unorganized: The Rise of the CIO"

Tune into a podcast on the history, strategy, and legacy of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.


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Check out a growing gallery of photos taken by events at the Center.


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Publications and Features

Explore the work and research done by our team at the Center.


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Read all about the state of labor, organizing, and more.


"The revitalization of unions depends on women and workers of color and immigrant women. And that's not lost on many of the old-style unions. Their survival depends on this intersectional approach."

– Mary Margaret Fonow, Advisory Board Member