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Americans’ support for labor unions at highest for nearly 60 years

Americans’ support for labor unions at highest for nearly 60 years

Gallup survey finds 71% of US residents approve of unions amid a wave of successful organizing efforts

A new Gallup annual Work and Education survey found that Americans’ approval of labor unions is at its highest point in nearly 60 years.

At 71%, residents of the US approve of unions at a higher rate than in 1965. Labor union support was at its highest in the 1950s, when three in four Americans said they approved, according to the polling firm.

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