January 22, 2010

WHERE THE LABOR MOVEMENT IS HEADED:

The real takeaway in the BLS report is the transformation of the labor movement. A majority of union members in America (52 percent) now work for the government. This is up sharply from 49 percent in 2008. Put another way, Sherk finds, three times more union members now work in the Post Office than in the auto industry.

It’s easier to make demands on an industry that doesn’t have to compete in the marketplace.

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