How Unions Gave My Redneck Family a Chance at the American Dream

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In looking back on growing up, I always remember 1957 and 1958 as "the two good years." The new reality is here, and has been since 1973, the last year American workers made a wage gain in real dollars. Hell, it's been here so long, we accept it as part of America's cultural furniture. Only about 12 percent of American workers are unionized,

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