Any measure of class understanding and development of the labor and working class movement has to account for the fact that a substantial section of organized workers – in the 40 per cent range and more – voted for Trump in the last election. And that includes trade unionists in the midwest states. The current strike surge that goes back to 2018 is reflective of a new level of class militancy and confidence, but it isn’t yet clear to what degree it expresses a new level and scale of class consciousness across the working class. The elections next year and then two years later will in many ways provide a rough answer to both questions as well as the degree to which the working class and labor movement is politically bifurcated.