Unions could make a comeback …


Unions could make a comeback

— if we help them


Michael Wasser - August 3, 2016


Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about unions in the U.S. Need a primer?  Catch up here.


You won’t hear opponents admit it, but unions are popular and have been for a while.  Last year Gallup found that 58 percent of Americans approved of unions.  Since Gallup first asked people about their support for unions in 1936, approval dipped below 50 percent just once — when it dropped to 48 percent at the height of the Great Recession in 2009.


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Michael Wasser is a senior policy analyst at Jobs With Justice.