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Demographics USA: Autoworkers Strike

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If any kids require boards for any school projects, visiting your local auto works supply store may be beneficial due to over 140,000 members going on strike.

With a strike looming, let’s break down the economic and political consequences.

Automotive workers strike even if short lives manufacturing sector in the USA potentially be hurdling into a recession, which could trigger other sectors in the economy due to the dangers of populist panicking.

Union strikes in America are part of a bigger national sea change and political realignment throughout American politics, which has happened repeatedly throughout American history.

There are a few historical examples of this change taking place; the first one is most likely the most common is the change in the 1930s of African Americans switching from Republicans to Democrats.

Historically, for nearly 70 years, African Americans strongly supported the Republicans due to the Republicans advocating and fighting for African Americans’ civil liberties and freedoms and ending slavery.

One of the Republican’s most famous presidents, Abraham Lincoln, fought a civil war with the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865 and with the Democratic party leading the Confederacy and supporting the institution of slavery and segregation.

What is happening in America at the moment is another sea change of political culture, and that is why the leading political factions within the United States are changing sides and political parties, with the labour unions and other political forces moving from Democrat to Republican or from Republican to Democrat.

Recently, in American political life, big business has traditionally been a big supporter of Republicans.

That support has moved towards the Democratic party, with the Republicans becoming a better fit for middle America and the working classes.

One reason for this change is due to the presidency of Bill Clinton from 1992 to 2001, when the Clinton administration passed legislation that was not supportive of trade unions and the working classes within the USA. This is a critical factor for why union voters are now up for grabs.

With the bulk of the Boomer generation born between 1946 and 1964 now retiring this decade and most likely dying by 2040, it will leave significant gaps in the current American labour market.

The Boomer generation is the largest in the United States. Any nation that went through the baby boom at the end of World War II in 1945 also had the largest generation born in human history.

For the USA, the most recent generation, the Zoomer generation or Generation Z, born between 1997 and 2010, is the smallest generation in the United States.

This means that the price of labour will rise and become more politically significant in American politics.

Whichever political party can gain the union’s favour will reap the benefits of a boost in overall influence.

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