A majority of people view the role of unions as a good thing, says new research from Pew, and that’s good for working families everywhere.
|Baltimore’s BGE employees voted in 2017 to join the IBEW, forming a new chapter, Local 410.|
When unions are strong, the middle class is strong,” said International President Lonnie R. Stephenson. “Without us there to be a critical check on big business, those corporations will prioritize the bottom line above all else and working families will suffer.”
According to the Pew survey, 55 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of unions and 51 percent say the reduction in representation, “has been mostly bad for working people in the U.S.,” compared to only 35 percent who say it’s been “mostly good.”