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NBC Laments ‘Upper Class Has Just About Won’ Against Unions

Joseph64 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 6:42 PM
You're assuming there are enough jobs out there for everyone who has a college degree, and that is not the case. How many college graduates do you think are forced to settle for jobs that they don't want because there is nothing available in their field of study? I remember when I was dating a British woman about 7 years ago the big job opportunity in her country was in plumbing. People with college degrees were on the dole while those with plumber's certificates were prospering. People value those who keep their toilets operating more than they value those trained in math or science.

The Detroit News recently reported that union membership has declined five-tenths of a percentage point – 11.8 to 11.3 – in the workforce.

“Total union membership fell by about 400,000 workers to 14.4 million. Teachers unions were among the hardest hit, with the ranks of public school teachers and educators falling sharply,” it noted.

The thinning union ranks are blamed on state budget cuts which have resulted job losses for teachers and other government sector employees, found.

The AP report did not mention that some teachers are choosing to walk away from their union. But that’s exactly...