Only about 10% of U.S. employees were union members in 2021 — a drop of about half from 1983, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But these days, with millions of jobs going unfilled, union organizing is making inroads once more. Organizers might not always win, but there’s more interest from workers looking for better wages, safer working conditions, and increased benefits. Workers at some big companies have made headlines for their unionization efforts, including Microsoft, which just recognized the first union in the company's history.
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