David Kurtz, a partner in Edwards Wildman's
Labor & Employment group, discussed the reasons behind the increasing numbers of worker strikes on CNBC.com. In the article, "Beyond Twinkies: Why More Workers Are Striking
," Kurtz said, "I think there are several reasons for this recent activity, but one key element is the National Labor Relations Board which has ruled in favor of workers' right's lately." Furthermore, he added, "Employees are getting their message out through Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites in a way that's obviously different than in the past. They can immediately reach out to each other, organize and even solicit donations that way. It's a quick way to get the message not only locally but across the country."