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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #41)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 07:15 PM

46. a lot of truth to what you write.

 

I'd also add that one of the big weaknesses in the labor union model of doing things generally is that they're too tied to current employers/industries/categories of jobs and thus tend to be reactive rather than proactive.

As the economy shifted away from a manufacturing base, unions of manufacturing workers lost a lot of mojo.

Who are the real heavyweights in labor today? Those whose members are services workers--government workers, home health aids, teachers, etc.

Of course, the rise of temp agencies and designating workers as 'contractors' played a role in this.

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