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):
...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.

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