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A Look at How Unions Lift Workers

22 November 2021


More than 14 million workers across the United States—carpenters, steelworkers, nurses, teachers, truck drivers, and many others—are union members, but rarely does one read how unions have improved workers’ jobs and lives.


Steven Greenhouse
Steven Greenhouse was a reporter for the New York Times from 1983 through 2014. He covered economics and business, was a foreign correspondent, and spent his last nineteen years at the Times as its labor and workplace correspondent. He is author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor (Knopf 2019).


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