This Labor Day, the American People Agree: Let’s Build Back Better with Unions

Union Approval Highest Since 1965

Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale released the following statement on new Gallup polling data showing surging public approval of unions:

“Public support for unions continues to rise across our country with new polling from Gallup finding the union approval rating at 68%, the highest mark since 1965.

Union members have served our communities since day one of the pandemic and working people are finally been recognized as the essential backbone of our economy that we have always been. More and more workers are turning to unions for dignity and respect on the job. 

This new Gallup polling data should send a clear message to Congress that union jobs are the backbone of rebuilding a fair and equal economy. It is time for Congress to respond to public opinion and the will of the people by passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act in the Senate. Let’s update our labor law to help make the American Dream a reality for millions of more workers by building back better together with strong unions.”