Skip to comments.Unions suffer steep decline in membership
Posted on 01/23/2013 8:19:02 AM PST by Olog-hai
The nations labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, led by losses among public sector workers in cash-strapped states, cities, counties and towns.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unionization rate fell from 11.8 percent to 11.3 percent of all workers, the lowest level since the 1930s.
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If anything, this will continue to dry up the voter fraud.
Words of encouragement. Public sector unions, including the USPS should never have existed.
What do you call 400,000 union jobs lost? A good start.
...and yet enjoy steep INCLINE in political influence....
Don’t let up. Continue to push for right to work laws in your state. Dry up the money train, begin to have a chance again.
I hear the violins right now.
Unfortunately union members vote multiple times to more than offset the decline.
Regardless, with Obozo in power, they will do just fine...
Now begin investigating unions for un-American activites to uncover their communist (Read: Progressive) leaders as we had to do in the 1930s and 1940s.
They will be twice as busy next year.
Ain’t that the truth. The jobs may be going but the slush funds are still active.
Unions need to be taxed. Great revenue producer for Obama.
This is why we’re gonna get Card Check rammed up our mmmmm......mmmmmm......mmmmmmms. Obama will have a
Thug Revolt on his hands if he fails to deliver this.
The reason that Democrats (and Republicans, too) push so hard for infrastructure spending is that any project that receives any federal funding must specify union only jobs, not just union, but prevailing wages. In WA State, the stimulus money that was supposed to go for insulating homes, putting in thermapane windows, etc, was shut down over the fact that WA prevailing wages were not as high as NY prevailing wages. All the money was spent, but only two homes were actually insulated.
Jeeps now to be made in China,thank you cards to be sent to UAW.
The industries unions have taken over tend to die or get shipped overseas. Except government workers - and that's where the battle's going to be joined. As the United States starts paying the price for being broke, government union members will be pitted against the taxpayers they're robbing. That's going to get ugly.
Watching those in the beltway living high on the hog while real people are paid much less for equal work is not going to sit well...
Continue to dry up? Hell, the dam busted during this past election!
Private sector union participation is less than 7 percent.
Then catch em. Record it and post it on Youtube.
They have negotiated themselves retirement packages at 90% of pay with full health care benefits. That will be the largest cost to the taxpayers because it is both federal and state civil "servants".
Seems to me that things are working out JUST FINE for the private-sector unions.
Their goals has ALWAYS BEEN to “Stick it to THE MAN”, and I would say they have more than succeeded (one only need to visit Detroit to verify).
So why are they complaining? They are screwing THE MAN, rather than the other way around, by putting THE MAN out of business. They should be THRILLED at their accomplishments.