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Failure: Unions in America Today

surfdogtambien Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 1:18 PM
When my small company does work on local , state or federal projects I am compelled to pay "prevailing wage" This increases the cost of my part of the job by close to 100%. When I do work in the headquarters of local union buildings not a word is said about union scale. You see , in the first instance the tax payer is on the hook but when it is the unions own money ....... well that is too much to pay.
Painfultruth Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 1:31 PM
The something for nothing crowd live by the motto "do as I say, not as I do"!

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...