Union Is the New Black: Labor Organizing in 'Orange Is the New Black,' and What It Means for You

July 9, 2015

In its third season with Netflix, "Orange Is the New Black" has had a significant effect on America's consciousness regarding: race, women and incarceration and transgender issues. This season highlighted many character backstories, but personally, the most interesting plotline was that of the security guards and their efforts to organize a potential union. We see labor issues in popular culture and television, on occasion; and this example, in particular, shines light on issues that arise when workers don't have labor protection.

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