Americans’ support for unions is politically polarized, as it has been since 2001, when Gallup began tracking the measure annually. Democrats’ current 83% approval of labor unions is the highest on record since then. At the same time, 45% of Republicans and 64% of independents approve of unions. –

Now more than ever, U.S. citizens realize the importance of workers being represented in the workplace, providing workers the ability to collectively bargain for wages, benefits and especially safety in the workplace.

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