Back in the 1950's we had a higher percentage of a free workforce. It wasn't until the late 60's that unions in this country grew like weeds.
The need for unions is over. They have run off jobs to foreign lands, they burden the Federal and State governments and harbor poor performance.
RK, back in the early 50's, one could live large on 10k a year!
I don't disagree that our workforce cannot compete with workers who are willing to mine coal in unsafe conditions, where up to 20,000 miners die EACH YEAR. (china) But I would argue that NAFTA has caused a bigger exodus of American jobs than unions. Look at all the non-union jobs that have been lost.
NAFTRA is bad and the unions make it worse. We just can't afford them any longer unless we want to see unemployment rise. Life is not fair! It they don't like what they are being compensated, they are free to work somewhere else.
It is the (unions) socialization of the USA that is costing us our standard of living combined with decades of poor leadership in DC.
For all of you "God is not great" the book address this.
When you have time it is worth reading!
By the way we all ready have too many people in Colorado.
I am for a limit on legal & ill-legal to Colorado!
And I agree, there are certainly cases of union greed that have out-priced themselves. But even if they offered half their salaries up, you still couldn't compete with the cheap labor overseas.