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Failure: Unions in America Today

Nunya8 Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 11:10 AM
In all the discussions I've ever had in my non-union shop, I've made the same basic argument: Unions nullify the company's control over productivity. Reduced output makes the company less competitive, and the company goes the way of the dodo. Union, by definition, means being yoked with 'like-minded' people who share a common goal. I would have NEVER supported a union movement as I have never been like-minded with those who would. Their goals and my goals never aligned.

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...