Is the future of Pittsburgh’s labor in its smallest immigrant communities?

The labor movement, as we know it, is dying. In Pittsburgh, like in many metropolitan areas, unions are seeing a decline in their membership rolls and an aging workforce. The future of labor may be in Pittsburgh’s smallest immigrant community. “We need to focus on how we are going to diversify Pittsburgh more effectively,” said Dr. James Craft, a professor of business administration in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. It is predicted that one out of two entrants into the United States workforce in 2050 will be Latino.