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A nimble comeback by unions?
A nimble comeback by unions?

One consequence of the steady decline of unions in America is that we've forgotten what little we used to know about what organized labor even means. Union members are often depicted as lazy and overpaid, and job actions as a threat to the livelihoods of average Americans. These points would be a lot harder to make stick if union representation today still reached 23.3% of all private and public workers as it did in 1963 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics), rather than 12.3%, and if union members were still 16.6% of the private workforce, as in 1963, instead of 6.6%. It certainly would be a lot harder to depict union members as outsiders at war with society. USA Today,...

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