This interactive map of US labor movements and mounments collects data from many sources to better understand the aggregated impact and efforts of the American worker. The sources range from the historic to the political, including the AFL-CIO, IWW, and US Bureau of Labor. In mapping labor movements through events, landmarks, leaders, strikes, organizations, and collective tech actions we can better understand the collective efforts and long history of workers everywhere.

This project was largely inspired by the NYT's repeated surprise that labor movements come out of the south:

  • Amazon Union Drive Takes Hold in Unlikely Place New York Times, January 25, 2021
  • Big Tech's Unlikely Next Battleground: North Dakota New York Times, February 14, 2021
  • Interactive labor with date, organization and detail information


    Aggregating these data sources to create this view involved scripting cross-referenced sources to create a new table syndicating actions, dates, and details across multiple types of data.