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Failure: Unions in America Today

TexasVRWC Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:10 PM
Why doesn't the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union start their own grocery store or department store chain if they think they have a better way of employing and paying their workers? Will any pro-union person answer this?
SMyles Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:35 PM
We're all in this together.

What? That's not good enough for you?
SMyles Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:38 PM
Why build new grocery stores when we can take the existing ones. In the name of fairness of course. Oh, and for the children and the community. Takes a village.

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...