Union workers used to be a reliable pillar of the Democratic party’s voting coalition. Then Donald Trump arrived on the scene. The FT’s global business columnist, Rana Foroohar, and US labour and equality correspondent, Taylor Nicole Rogers, join this week’s Swamp Notes to examine how President Joe Biden is trying to win workers back, and why unions may decide November’s election.

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