Did you know that in the 60's and 70's our country made progress in reducing poverty rates? However, in the last three decades, there has been little change. In fact, the current downturn has overturned the progress that happened in the 60's and 70's. Poverty is still an issue we face and needs a better focus to see changes. Although, it may seem like a stretch right now having more union coverage can help. You'll have to read on to find out why unions can aid the reduction of poverty.