You’re right that workers have lost most of their class consciousness. That’s a very key point.
When was the last time you heard of a major strike in the private sector?
I’m glad Amazon workers got something but much more needs to be done to deliver a living wage to more workers.
On a related point, in less than 20 years, the US will have a major retirement crisis. Private sector pensions have been extinct for 25 years, replaced by far more volatile and far less substantial 401Ks, which a majority of workers don’t fund or fund nearly enough.
To maintain 1980 living standards, workers turned to debt, too often credit card debt.
We’re about 20 years from serious working class reparations or rebellion. I don’t expect it to be pretty.