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American Workers Need Unions: 3 Steps to Strengthen the Federal Labor Law System
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American Workers Need Unions: 3 Steps to Strengthen the Federal Labor Law System

Karla Walter and David Madland explain how federal lawmakers can reverse the decadeslong trend of declining unionization rates.

Unions help ensure that working people earn decent pay and benefits and have a voice in our democracy. Unfortunately, decades of conservative and corporate attacks on unions, as well as a changing economy, have eroded the power of American unions. As a result, workers’ wages and well-being have declined, leading to a less equal society. Federal lawmakers must act to reverse this decadeslong trend of declining unionization rates.

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Authors

Karla Walter

Senior Director, Employment Policy

David Madland

Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project

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