"Remember When . . .?"
Nope. I'm 51 years old, too young to remember when it was a bad thing. But I was born & raised in a "big swing state" (Ohio) when candidates and elected officials must offer much & offer it often to stay politcally alive. I knew when I was 10 years old that workers are suckers.
Eventually, I ended up in the private sector in a right-to-work state (Texas). I may be a sucker - I'm certainly aware of how much of my pay is getting sucked away - but keeping company with working suckers is much better than the alternative.