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Failure: Unions in America Today

Hockey Mom Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:49 AM
Unions suck!! ALL they ever do id take your money and turn it over to the Democrat party while doing NOTHING for their members. They have LONG outlived their usefulness.
Harold15 Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:26 PM
I agree. I'm forced to belong to SEIU if I want to keep my job. Coworker who have tried to contact the union about problems get nowhhere. If they get a live person, they are told they'll get back to them and don't. If they get voice mail, they never call back. Email is ignored. Pay your dues and keep your mouths shut that's how SEIU helps us.

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...