Thursday, May 3, 2012
Labor Union Membership Down in America: The State of Organize Labor in America
There are several factors why Union Membership is down in the United States. More people are frankly getting better educated and working White Collar jobs. Then they did thirty, forty and even fifty years ago. And don't feel the need to be a member of a Union, believe they can negotiate they're own pay and benefits on they're own. And especially don't like being forced to pay Union Dues, when they aren't a member of that Union. The country have moved farther to the right the last forty years and has elected Public Officials. That aren't in favor of Organize Labor and if anything would want to outlaw it. As we've seen especially in the Midwest with Public Workers Unions. But some of these Neoconservative Governors, as I call them. Like Rick Snyder in Michigan and Scott Walker in Wisconsin, would probably go even farther. If they could and outlaw Organize Labor all together if they could. Corporate America now has better lobbyists working for them and have become better at lobbying Public Officials. To make sure they're interests are met and of course they don't tend to like Organize Labor as well.
There use to be a time that Organize Labor in America, could pretty much count on the Democratic Party. To do they're bidding because they wanted their politicians reelected obviously. That all changed in the late 1970s under President Carter and President Clinton if anything took that a step farther in the 1990s. The country has moved right and the Democratic Party is no longer dominated by the Progressive Caucus and its allies. Its the Liberal Party in America and more Progressive then the Republican Party. Which isn't saying anything but no longer believes, unless they are Progressive Democrats. That aren't going to get much if any support from Private Business. Feel the need to be in the pocket of Organize Labor and feels free to seek support outside of the Progressive Movement. Democrats are still pro Organize Labor and the right to Organize but don't feel the need to do what Unions want them to do.
The Future of Organize Labor may no longer be in the Democratic Party and if they want. To remain a major force in American Politics. May have to look at some of these Progressive Third Parties and even work to form a large Third Party. That will stand for its interests and members and will go to bat for them. Because Democrats now are much more broader party and no longer anti Private Enterprise and use that rhetoric. Outside of the Progressive Caucus.