Digital Pickets: The Evolution of Trade Unionism in the Age of Social Media in USA vs. India

  • Sanyog Kaushik and Dr. Lakshmi Priya Vinjamuri
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  • Sanyog Kaushik

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

  • Dr. Lakshmi Priya Vinjamuri

    Associate Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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This article offers a comparative analysis of how social media and other digital technologies are changing the landscape of trade unionism in the United States and India. This article is a comparative analysis of two nations historical, industry and legal contexts to answer the obvious question: how has digital trade unionism changed the course of working-class mobilization, bargaining and organizing? It details legal frameworks, digital tactics, and case studies, and reveals new opportunities and complex challenges, such as how and when the technologies amplify workers’ voices, expand opportunities for cross-border solidarity, and create new legal ambiguities and digital divides. The article closes with several policy recommendations for trade unions, legislators and technology industry players who are attempting to adjust to the emerging world of digital labor activism. It stresses that the goal should be to exploit technological innovations while protecting labor from adverse trends.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 2267 - 2283


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