From Amazon to Warrior Met, unions need government help to stand up to corporations | Opinion

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America is facing levels of class inequality surpassing that of even the Gilded Age, says Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), a fierce proponent of unions. In this collaboration with filmmaker Ken Burns' digital platform UNUM, Brown argues that workers facing obstacles from massive corporations need government protection in their push for fair wages and safe conditions. He draws on parallels from 120 years ago, when 140,000 coal workers laid down their pickaxes, forcing President Roosevelt to intervene in their strike. This video features scenes from Burns' documentary, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History." Read more: Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: Follow us: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook:
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