From 1935 until the 1970s, relatively high rates of union membership among Americans played an important role in reducing income inequality. In roughly the same period, incomes doubled, and grew in all segments of the work force at about the same pace. Since the 1970s, as rates of union membership have fallen, an old problem has reemerged: income inequality.
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