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How the Coronavirus Pandemic May Be Causing Support of Labor Unions to Rise

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“This pandemic has amplified [public support] even more. It showed how helpless workers are without a union. They couldn’t even get PPE and unions were able to get it for them,” says Trumka. “For years and years and years, people that we call ‘essential workers’ were invisible. It was as if no one knew they existed. They did their jobs every day to keep the country and the economy going. And then Covid came and everybody was staying home except people they called ‘essential workers’, people that were driving buses, and delivering food, and taking care of sick people, and making us better. “Now people see those workers and the dignity that they represent.”

Read the full article on CNBC.