A new report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has shown that union membership rose by 139,000 in 2023. In the private sector, union members grew by 191,000. The combination of widespread abysmal wages and conditions for workers in America and significant wins for some prominent unions, such as the Teamsters’ with UPS, and the UAW’s in Detroit, seem to have emboldened many to take a stand and fight for what they deserve. Support for unions is at a high of 71%, the highest in 60 years. 88% of young people have expressed support for unions. Certain corporations such as Tesla, Amazon, and Starbucks, are notorious for union-busting in ugly ways, and spend hundreds of millions each year to employ consultants who specialize in undermining attempts to organize, yet workers’ voices are continuing to be heard.
Read the full story by AFL-CIO News, published here: https://aflcio.org/press/releases/union-membership-grew-139000-2023-thanks-worker-wins