New Poll Finds Broad Support for Strikes Across the Country

New polling shows that most likely voters support recent major labor actions. A strike wave sweeps the U.S.The pandemic has seen signs of a resurgence in the labor movement.

The surveyData for Progress conducted the survey for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. Nearly 1,300 respondents were asked if they approve of or disapprove of workers striking for higher wages. This one-question survey refers to the John Deere, Nabisco, and Kellogg strikes.

Among all respondents, 74 percent of likely voters say that they either strongly or somewhat approve the strikes, with only 20 percent disapproving — a 54-point margin. The strongest support was among Democrats where 87 per cent of respondents agreed with the strikes. However, the majority of Republicans supported strikes, with 60% saying so and 30% disapproving.

According to the survey results, Americans are generally supportive of the current moment of the labor movement, also known as Striketober. This is when more workers get tired of working in poor conditions and receiving very little pay.

John Deere Manufacturing Company has over 10,000 union employees this month began striking, objecting to being forced to work long hours as demand for the company’s products soared during the pandemic. The union workers rejected the proposal to create a tiered system offering fewer benefits to those who are less experienced.

John Deere workers were also included Over 90,000 additional workersA variety of industries, including film, health care and food manufacturing, voted to authorize a recent strike. This happened earlier this year. Workers at Nabisco kicked off a wave of major strikes in the U.S., with hundreds of workers drawing on “the radical energies of a recently resurgent labor movement in the United States — a momentous upswell in a key vector of working-class power,” Tyler WalicekFor Truthout.

The backdrop of a recovering labor movement is a backdrop to Skyrocketing inequality in wealthThis was made worse by a pandemic that has claimed the lives of many. over 700,000 people and counting. In August, COVID rose due to the Delta variant and labor was criticized because it was not willing to. Work for stagnant or low wagesRecord numbers of workers have quit their jobs. The number of resignations surged to 4.3 million in August — the highest since agencies began recording data on quits in 2000.

The data suggested something economists and labor advocates had been indicating in recent decades: The U.S. is ready for itIt was a significant transformation how workers are treatedthe pandemic.

“For the past two years, coronavirus placed the importance of our nation’s workers at the forefront of voters’ minds,” Ethan Winter, Senior Polling Analyst at Data for Progress, told Truthout. “As workers flex their power, our polling shows that Americans across the political spectrum by and large support their fight for better working conditions and pay, a critical indicator of the power of the labor movement heading into 2022.”