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    I am surprised at how little discussion there has been on this site regarding the upcoming election. Last time around it was a huge discussion. Now almost silence.
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this year that unionization of the private sector workforce has dropped to an all-time low of 6.6 percent, a precipitous drop from a peak membership of almost 35 percent in 1954. The president of Teamsters Local 804 in Long Island City, who wants to be the national Teamsters’ union president in next year’s election, says the only way that organized labor is going to regain its strength is to fight back against corporate America.

    Tim Sylvester is running on the Teamsters United ticket, a coalition of Teamster officers and members who want to take over the leadership from the current president, James P. Hoffa, who has the headed the union since 1998.

    Sylvester has been critical of Hoffa’s tenure, arguing that Hoffa and his leadership team agreed to significant healthcare concessions during contract negotiations with UPS two years ago and did little to prevent Congress from passing the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MEPRA) that some Teamster rank-and-file members say could significantly reduce their annual pensions from $36,000 to just over $14,000.
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    Default Re: Union Ranks at All-Time Low, Local Leader Says Labor Must Target Corporations

    How'd that workout for you boys, closing on 2 terms of Barrak W. Bush and we're at an all-time LOW!!!

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    Default Re: Union Ranks at All-Time Low, Local Leader Says Labor Must Target Corporations

    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass View Post
    How'd that workout for you boys, closing on 2 terms of Barrak W. Bush and we're at an all-time LOW!!!
    Weren't we at an all time low before this administration?

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    Default Re: Union Ranks at All-Time Low, Local Leader Says Labor Must Target Corporations

    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    Weren't we at an all time low before this administration?

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    Yeah, pretty much. It's not the politicians so much as the corporations controlling them. Then again, we've had more out of the NLRB in the past few years compared to the previous administration.
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    Default Re: Union Ranks at All-Time Low, Local Leader Says Labor Must Target Corporations

    Quote Originally Posted by TropicDave173 View Post
    Yeah, pretty much. It's not the politicians so much as the corporations controlling them. Then again, we've had more out of the NLRB in the past few years compared to the previous administration.
    Welcome back TD! Yes, IMO, the NLRB has made major strides recently.

 

 

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