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I believe unions are important for a
fair economy and a strong middle class

ver the past few decades, union membership has declined, contributing to increased income inequality. When we take away Americans' freedom to form a union and negotiate with their employers, we are stacking the deck in favor of big corporations and the 1%.

Strong unions fight against inequality and help every American get a fair shot at success.

When Union Density Goes Up
Income Inequality Goes Down

Less Unions = More Inequality
Source: Author's analysis of Historical Statistics of the United States, unionstats.com ,Piketty and Saez 2003, and The World Top Incomes Database.
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All Workers Do Better in Pro-Union States

Less Unions = More Inequality
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; U.S. Census Bureau.
This weekly earning figure was derived from median annual earnings
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When Union Density Declines,
So Does the Middle Class

Less Unions = More Inequality
Source: ThinkProgress chart, March 2011, Center for American Progress Action Fund.
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