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  1. 1. LESSONS FROM ELEANOR ROOSEVELTDid Eleanor Roosevelt support unions? Yes, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt supported the right of workers to join unions. She believed that unions were a “fundamental element of democracy.” (www.bofarrell.net)What do Eleanor Roosevelt and Natalie Portman have in common? They both joined labor unions. Academy Award winner Natalie Portman said “I am so grateful to have this union [SAG] protecting me every day. (www.rooseveltinstitute.org)Did Eleanor Roosevelt support public sector unions? Yes, she concluded there was no “method of complaint and adjustment that could take the place of collective bargaining with the ultimate possibility of a strike.” (www.americanrightsatwork.org)Member, TNG, AFL-CIO, 1936-1962 www.bofarrell.net

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