Unions Are Basically Dead and That's Really Bad
Geege Schuman stashed this in America
The U.S.’s low unionization rates come with consequences for its workers. It leads rich nations in low-wage jobs—more than 20 percent of jobs pay less than two-thirds of the median wage. And the U.S. ranks in the bottom third of countries in terms of its work-life balance. Americans work about 1,790 hours per year on average, but workers in most wealthier nations work less than 1,600. 11.8 percent of American adults work long hours; less than 1 percent of Dutch workers put in more than 50 hours a week.
Unions are a casualty of the conservative movement in America, right?
Yesh. (I don't like the right wing has co-opted the term "conservative".)
They're called conservative because they're conserving their energy by not wanting to change anything. :)
I'd be willing to wager that those who would most benefit from unionization are spurred to frothingly vote against it.
Yes that does appear to be the case.