Strikes in Detroit

Workers in Detroit went on strike due to concerns with their healthcare, insurance, and income equality. How can we as students about to enter the workforce ensure that we are demanding equality from our employers?

I think this is also something interesting to think about for teachers and education. When teachers or employees in the school system strike because of these issues it often means students miss out on their education for that period of time. What can we do prevent these kinds of strikes and make sure that employees are satisfied with their work?