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Why Americans support both unions and right-to-work laws
Why Americans support both unions and right-to-work laws

A new Gallup poll has some interesting data for pro-union folks to contemplate over this three-day weekend celebrating those of us who labor. While a slight majority of Americans – 53% – say they support unions, a full 71% say they support right-to-work laws, which make it illegal to require employees in an organized workplace to join the union. At first blush, those would seem to be contradictory beliefs. But a closer look offers some suggestions for ways the union movement might recast itself. I’ve written before about the union movement’s problem with public perceptions. In a sense, they have lost the PR battle for the hearts and minds of the nation’s...

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