Press Release

The American People Agree: Union Approval Highest Since 1965

Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on Gallup polling data showing surging public approval of unions:

It comes as no surprise that public support for unions continues to rise across the country. Union members have delivered for our communities throughout the country, as workers have finally been recognized as essential to our economy and society during the coronavirus pandemic.

And that’s why new research from Gallup released today puts our approval rating at 68%, the highest mark since 1965. This polling data should send a clear message to Congress that union jobs are vital as we re-emerge from this pandemic with a stronger economy that is built upon the principles of fairness and equality. The writing is on the wall, and it is time for Congress to respond to public opinion and the will of their constituents by passing the PRO Act. 

Contact: Liz Vlock (202) 637-5018