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Unions Suffer Sharp Drops

January 24, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Union membership plummeted last year to the lowest level since the 1930s as cash-strapped state and local governments shed workers and unions had difficulty organizing new members......

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TrollSlayer

Jan-24-13 6:30 AM

How about that, hoopiesaurus? At these rates, unions will be extinct in 22 years. Then where will Democrits get campaign cash? Wall Street and Hollywood, I suppose. When your union is gone can I have your Obamacare exemption?

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boxerboy

Jan-24-13 8:07 AM

This decline needs to be reversed. "Enlightened management" cannot be sustained indefinitely because greed will always find a way.

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Triton

Jan-24-13 9:21 AM

The Unions squandered their futures on greed and allowing their "leadership" to sell their vote without getting anything in return. The amount of outsourcing and the loss of jobs under Obama has been incredible and yet every union toadie protects themselves by kissing up to politicians who only need unions once every four years. Instead of pandering to Democratic politicans (for perks and personal gain) union leaders should be offering up the "union vote" to any candidate who will support them in return. Its ironic (but true) that the only politician who ever tried to help steelworkers was Bush who put a tariff on dumped steel, and a Dem Congress forced him after months of pressure to remove it. Clinton promised to do that too, but once elected not needing votes he declined to put a tariff on and steel spiraled into being owned by foreign steel. Unions cut their own throats and can't understand why they are bleeding to death.

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promo61

Jan-24-13 10:44 AM

Simple case of choice=freedom..actions speak louder than words. Not that it matters to libs since they can fix anything that isn't broken. It's always for our own good didja ever notice?

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oldsteelmaker

Jan-27-13 1:17 AM

Michigan put in a right to work law. Michigan!!! Home of the UAW!!! The state will not deduct dues for the public worker unions any more, and the money is drying up. People are leaving the UAW and the USWA. Think about it. Would they be doing that if they thought being in was worth it?

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mikeyd

Jan-27-13 8:28 AM

too many shyster lawyers out there these days to need unions.

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