I’m Gonna Join the CIO—‘Cause Everyone I See I Owe
That was the pro-union calling-card of the post WWII economy and Rosie-the Riveter swung right in behind the men in joining up.
If that history is a little too ancient for you
Listen to what an old fart (other than me) by the name of Joe Biden has to say:
“Unions did in fact build the middle class. And here's what that did. That built the United States of America as we know it.”
Or more properly said, as we knew it, because today we are very far from having a vibrant middle class and America’s most prosperous decades—the 1950s through 70s—are a fading memory. The House passed Democrats’ wide-ranging overhaul of labor laws yesterday, inching Joe Biden closer to fulfilling a campaign promise and coinciding with Amazon workers’ ongoing push to unionize an Alabama warehouse. But the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which advanced mostly along party lines, is unlikely to win the 60 votes needed for passage in the narrowly controlled Senate.