If nothing else, the COVID-19 pandemic has repeatedly demonstrated that Big Labor remains a potent force in American culture and politics, even though its power has declined since the 1950s, when it commanded the loyalty of about one-third of the U.S. workforce. Labor unions, especially government employee unions, are well-known as a core constituency of the Democratic Party.
They are less well known for their unflinching “social justice” progressivism. Guided by this ideology, unions provide the foot soldiers—and funding—for an agenda of critical race theory, unrestricted abortion and sexual license, and gun control, among other things—positions many union members do not support.
CRC’s Michael Watson reports:
- “The Big Labor–Big Green Alliance in One Provision,” October 18, 2021
- “Why You Should Still Care About Big Labor’s Disproportionate Clout,” July 12, 2021
- “Still Muzzled? Blame Big Labor,” May 25, 2021
- “Where Are Working Women’s Advocates? Follow the Government Worker Union Money,” February 10, 2021