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Labor expert explains why union support remains high amid strikes

By: Russ McNamara and Jenny Sherman

As Michigan’s “hot labor summer” transitions to a “fiery labor fall,” support for the labor movement remains historically high in the U.S. with two-thirds of Americans in favor of unions, according to a recent Gallup poll.

While the strike by the United Auto Workers union is the most obvious sign of a growing movement for laborers to collectively flex their muscles, there have been several other recent examples of unions pushing for better contracts across the state and beyond.

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