Labor Stories

Support the StoryCorps Union and tell your #LaborStory! These suggested questions can help you get started.

  • What do you do for a living?
  • How did you come to your current line of work?
  • What does your work mean to you?
  • Are there any significant lessons you’ve learned as a worker?
  • What are you most proud of professionally?
  • How did you first get involved with the labor movement?
  • What do unions mean to you, both personally and professionally?
  • What was your first experience with a union?
  • If you were part of the initial unionizing process, can you describe what that was like?
  • Did your company ever run an anti-union campaign or target union members? What was that like for you and how did you respond?
  • Is there anything that surprised you about unions once you became a member of one?
  • Do you have any favorite stories about unions and/or organizing?
  • What lessons have you learned from organizing and/or being a union member?
  • Where do you find inspiration and motivation as a union member/organizer?
  • Can you give me an example of a time when you felt supported by your union and fellow union members?
  • Is there any advice you would give to those who are new to unions or just beginning to organize?
  • Do you have any heroes in the labor movement?
  • Where do you hope to see the labor movement in ten years? Fifty?
  • Why is it important for StoryCorps’ employees to have a fair contract?
  • StoryCorps management has stated they’re okay with a $130k wage gap at the organization. Is there anything you would say to the StoryCorps founder and CEO in response?