Not your dad’s union: America’s labor movement pushed for student loan forgiveness. Next they’re tackling reproductive justice and your right to quiet quit.

Aschalew Asabie speaks with Liz Shuler as thousands welcome back Congress by marching for Citizenship, Care, And Climate Justice on September 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Over the past year, unions have been popping up at businesses like Amazon, Starbucks, and Chipotle.
It’s part of the seismic rethinking of work, and a turn toward increased worker power.
With its mounting power, labor threw it’s weight behind student-debt forgiveness — and it’s not stopping there.

Americans are feeling good about unions.

The latest Gallup poll has union approval at its highest level since 1965, with 71% of respondents saying they approve of labor unions. It’s part of a seismic shift in the way Americans are thinking about work that’s rocking the economy. 

President Joe Biden is well aware. His Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh says that when union leaders come knocking, the White House answers.

“The labor movement represents workers in America, and this administration is very pro-worker,” Walsh said….

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