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Failure: Unions in America Today

Harold15 Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 1:01 PM
The first company that I worked for as an adult was unionized It no longer exists That was in the mid-seventies. I wanted to vote our our current union steward but the union said we couldn't. I thought they were on our side. Our union steward was our office manager. Get tha? He was management. He negotiated all of our contracts. Year after year we got no pay raises.

Unions played an important role in American history. At the turn of the last century, a lot of workers encountered awful and dangerous conditions on the job. The workers banded together, demanded changes and got them. After that, Americans joined unions and the dues began to roll in. Riding that wave of compulsory money, union bosses rose. With that much money flowing, corruption wasn’t far behind.

Times have changed. The economy, country and world have changed. But unions haven’t. Union membership among non-government employees has fallen off a cliff. But although membership is down, their power remains large.

Why? Because...