Write an essay of between 500 and 1000 words on the topic below. Note: Essays that do not meet the word count criterion will be disqualified. If you use outside references or sources please cite them.
In 2019, union membership continued a long decline with a record low of only 10.5 percent of workers (14.7 million workers) belonging to unions, compared to 17.7 million workers, or about 20.1 percent of the workforce in 1983.(1) While membership in unions has been declining, public support for unions over the last eight years has been rising. A 2019 Gallup Poll found that sixty-four percent of Americans approve of labor unions, surpassing 60% for the third consecutive year and up 16 percentage points from its 2009 low point.(2)
Why do you believe that union membership has continued to decline while public support has continued to rise? What are three specific things that you believe that the next President could do to support the growth of unions?
1. Bureau of Labor Statistics and https://thehill.com/homenews/news/426026-union-membership-falls-to-historic-low