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Monday, May 28, 2012

Labor Unions made the Democracy and Growth of the 20th Century Possible

America’s last hope: A strong labor movement


From Saloon.com
The fate of the labor movement is the fate of American democracy. 
American Labor took this country to the most productive in the world, making the American Century possible.
Without a strong countervailing force like organized labor, corporations and wealthy elites advancing their own interests are able to exert undue influence over the political system, as we’ve seen in every major policy debate of recent years. 
Yet the American labor movement is in crisis and is the weakest it’s been in 100 years. That truism has been a progressive mantra since the Clinton administration. However, union density has continued to decline from roughly 16 percent in 1995 to 11.8 percent of all workers and just 6.9 percent of workers in the private sector.
So why the strong concentrated effort to undermine collective bargaining, advance Right-to-Work and erode workers rights? 
Because now they can, and a Indiana and other states have shown us, now they are set on taking control and ending the voice of the worker.. 
Without a democratic voice we are all on your won, and those who seek only profit are in full control.
Stand up for unions, for America and for your right to have an organized democratic voice.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The labor union will never get rid of, no matter how much in trouble they are. Without it, the hotel managment could do whaever they want to the employees. A couple years ago, Steve Wynn wanted part of the tips that his employees made. The union stepped in and basically said that he could not do that because they get those tips from the public for their kindness and service.



Nicole Baxter COM 101-4080

Karen Johnson Com-101-4080 said...

The labor union constitutes solidarity in the work force for the people that do the work. Corporations and the wealthy elites would control the people if it were not for the unified employees.

Anonymous said...

Couple interesting links in regards to people allegedly fired from their jobs in Unions for trying to help non unionized workers start a union within a Union.

Aren't Union's supposed to support worker organization?

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/04/prweb5256814.htm

http://www.publiusforum.com/2010/08/18/union-member-fired-by-union-for%E2%80%A6-organizing-a-union/

Ryan Clift
Com 101-4049