US sees union boom despite big companies’ aggressive opposition

Posted on AllSides July 27th, 2022
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After years of decline, the American labor movement is experiencing a resurgence, with an increase in popularity of unions and of workers organizing.

But the corporate pushback in America has been fierce, and has come amid aallegations of union-busting, and brutal campaigns to try and discourage workers from organizing.

An August 2021 poll conducted by Gallup found support for labor unions at their highest point in the US since 1965, with 68% support in the US. Labor unions were the only institution for whom Americans’ approval did not decline over the past...

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