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    Default American Labor at a Strategic Impasse

    I think this guy makes some valid points. Whether you agree or disagree with him, the fact is, what is being done right now is obviously not working.
    The trade union movement in the USA today is on the road to nowhere. The decline, in progress for more than three decades, is now accelerating. Once a major force in the USA economy and politics, Union Labor in the USA has been steadily in retreat—growing progressively weaker industrially and politically since the late 1970s.

    Given current trends and developments, anything resembling an independent and viable trade union movement in the USA may virtually disappear in another decade.

    So far as this writer is aware, there has yet to occur a broad-based, grass roots discussion and debate within the ranks of union labor in the USA as to why Labor’s basic strategies of the past four decades—strategies associated with union organizing, collective bargaining and industrial action, and political orientation—have failed to prevent its now precipitous decline.
    American Labor at a Strategic Impasse » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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    Default Re: American Labor at a Strategic Impasse

    Yhats hopefully gonna be some good stuff. Obviouslly Obama stole our money snd sold out on the TPP. All our money should be reserved for somebod whos main drive is unions. O more bank or socialist nonsense.

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    Default Re: American Labor at a Strategic Impasse

    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    Yhats hopefully gonna be some good stuff. Obviouslly Obama stole our money snd sold out on the TPP. All our money should be reserved for somebod whos main drive is unions. O more bank or socialist nonsense.
    I'm more inclined to think it's the so-called leaders of unions - including the IBT, especially before members could directly vote for officers - getting fat and living large off the dues of their members. A lot of time was wasted in the "good ol' boy network" days when it was who you knew (or sucked up to) that got you ahead. Concurrent with that was the trickle-down economic model being implemented and the change in the board rooms of caring about stakeholders over to shareholders. I don't think it's just labor or business at fault, a lot of things were happening at the same time...and we had foxes guarding the henhouse during it.
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