Workers Rights: Where Things Stand in 2020

Between 1954 and 2018 union membership in the US declined 35% down to 10.5%. Real hourly pay for American workers is lower than it was in 1973. Heavy lobbying and a flood of unlimited campaign contributions by major corporations to politicians at both the state and federal levels has resulted in many states passing “Right To Work” laws. These laws severely hamper a union’s ability to organize workers and if left unchecked will eventually lead to the extinction of organized labor in the US.