I was reading a report published by the US Chamber of Commerce's research foundation the other day and came across this statement. I was surprised:
Also, the erosion of the union movement makes it is more difficult for those with blue collar jobs to rise to middle class.
Lest you think I made that up or took it totally out of context, here's a screenshot:
So, to summarize, the United States Chamber of Commerce is of the opinion, after extensive research, that the decline of unions has made social mobility more difficult for a significant group of people.
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