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Failure: Unions in America Today

nimh2 Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 9:32 AM
IF union leadership was smart, they would get into the health insurance business. Unions could provide insurance across "bargaining units", thereby utilizing their extensive numbers to secure a better deal for their members. There would be no need for "union security" clauses to enforce mandatory union" membership".. By offering reasonably priced, good health insurance, unions would have people clamoring for membership . . .

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...