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Unions anyone?

The Unions were run by the mob before they were busted. I'm not opposed, but I recommend vigilance.

@EdEarl That is a gross exaggeration. Some unions on the east coast were run by the mob but it wasn't a reality hardly any where else.

@kmdskit3 True, not all. Teamsters was a big one in the news as being run by the mob, but I wasn't there.

I'm a big union supporter. I worked in aerospace for almost 30 years much of that as a company labor relations rep. There's good and bad in every segment of business, unions included, but unionism, in general, did a great deal to benefit the common laborer in this country over many decades. I watched, before I retired, as the unions lost power, and along with that, wages and benefits. Simultaneously, so did the non-union workers. A rising tide floats all boats.

@Condor5 I agree completely! To go along with what you said the decline in the middle class runs directly parallel to declining union membership.

@kmdskit3 bingo.


Yea...but didn't a report just com out that unemployment is down to 3% and some change? Oh...I guess working 40 hours full time and STILL needing government subsidies while being labeled a lazy freeloader is what's so great about America. That's if you can even find a job...

The figure for unemployment is derived from how many are collecting unemployment insurance and does very little to reflect the actual situation.

That's the reason when a person is hired at WalMart they get an application for food stamps. How f'ing wrong is that??

@memorylikeasieve My point exactly...


The fall in wages parallels the fall in union memberships.

The fall in wages started with the 1950 McArthey Anti-Commie witch hunts and Eisenhower's warning about military industrial complex. Unions were ok for a while, but then decided to sell out American workers for greed just like the politicians


And scump wouldn't have a clue.


If you shoot for 30K per year then chances are you will end up making less...... Gotta dream big but gotta work hard too


I define third world as minor middle class ie the rich are extremely rich but not many with the majority poor and very poor. And bugger all middle class. Most western countries middle classes are in decline, not just the states


They will reduce that if possible and this is what happens when workers have no voice as they did with the unions that have been broken by corporations moving jobs overseas.

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