...despite the many benefits unions have provided the United States, right-wing politicians and business interests have for years sought to undermine the ability of Americans to organize to demand better pay, benefits, and conditions. From the anti-worker Taft-Hartley Act to the recent GOP-led efforts to kill public worker collective bargaining rights, these assaults have successfully decreased union membership over time. In the prosperous 1950′s, nearly one in three Americans was in a union. Today, it is closer to one in ten. MORE...H/t to Marcia Kato.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
REPORT: "The American Middle Class Was Built By Unions And It Will Decline Without Them" (with chart)
Zaid Jilani (Think Progress):