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Failure: Unions in America Today

jayrod1980 Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 1:09 AM
Most organizations that last a long time fall prey to mission creep. Unions are no different. Once they succeeded in keeping monopolistic super corps from enslaving the American worker post Industrial Revolution, they just kept on rallying for more. Today they do nothing for the average worker, other than spend their dues. What good does a union make for a company on poor fitting like GM in bargaining for more benefits? Structurally they are already at a disadvantage, so saying, "pay me more and let me work less" isn't going to do anything for them other than make them GO UNDER. Just like Hostess. We can also thank public unions for the biggest failure in America... education!

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...