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Will the Reconciliation Bill Do Anything to Secure Workers’ Rights?
Updated On: Oct 27, 2021
Oct. 27, 2021 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | It’s still Striketober, and people are taking notice. Gallup tells us that unions have the highest public favorability rating they’ve had in half a century. And yesterday, a poll conducted by Data for Progress asking respondents if they favored employees going on strike for better wages, benefits, and working conditions found that 74 percent of Americans, and even 60 percent of Republicans, approved. None of this, however, has translated to any congressional legislation bolstering America’s long-beleaguered unions. In fact, we haven’t seen that in the U.S. since World War II. However, that 70-year-plus record of refusing to shore up the worker power that employers and the courts have steadily eroded may be coming to an end… The American Prospect  AP PHOTO/SETH WENIG
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