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White-collar workers

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IndustriALL represents both blue-collar and white-collar workers in the metal, chemical, energy, mining, textile and related industries throughout the world.

 Organizing white-collar workers is crucial for unions as industry undergoes radical change due to digitalization and new technologies blur the traditional boundaries between blue-collar and white-collar jobs.  

Efforts to meet climate change targets are also depleting blue-collar jobs while creating opportunities in technical white-collar roles. And increasingly, white-collar workers are realizing the benefits of a union for the first time, as the new digital economy deprives workers of secure, permanent jobs with benefits. 

White-collar workers include administrative, clerical, scientific, professional, supervisory and technical staff. 

Organizing white-collar workers