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Is the destruction of unions leading to the destruction of the middle class?

It used to be that alot of places were unionized. You could graduate from highschool and make a good living working in a unionized factory. Things were good, the middle class was strong. Today, few places are unionized. Wages are low for alot of Americans. You need to get a college education or advanced training to get a good paying job. Unions did not create outsourcing. Greedy CEOs and corporations did! I think America needs to put tariffs on all the stuff made in China. For a long time, the US goverment was funded not by income taxes, but by tariffs and we did just fine. In terms of physics, more energy is wasted transporting raw materials to China, getting it built in China, and then transporting products back over here.

Asked By: - 12/12/2012
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no destruction of unions gives workers more money in their pocket instead of union fat cats that love to spend their money on high salaries, expense accounts, conventions, aka, vacations and donating to democrats like obama
Answered By: dermot - 12/12/2012
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No, it isn't. You're getting all worked up over nothing.
Answered By: Legend of Zelda - 12/12/2012
 
Nope, just the opposite is true.
Answered By: John M - 12/12/2012
 
Yes, and it will also lead to the destruction of this country.
Answered By: Big Mo - 12/12/2012
 
Yes. If you are not at the table you do not have a voice.
Answered By: Jim - 12/12/2012
 
this pretty much tells the story: http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/03/news/economy/record-corporate-profits/index.html
Answered By: the night of the zombie g - 12/12/2012
 
So uninformed. In a global economy goods produced in the US must compete with goods produced in other countries. If the US produced goods are significantly higher in price and/or or lower quality they will not sell and the company will go out of business. That is exactly what happened with the auto industry. The... More
Answered By: jaker - 12/12/2012
 
I really don't think of union thugs as the backbone of the middle class, no.
Answered By: Arthur - 12/12/2012
 
The middle class is already on life support.
Answered By: Weise Ente - 12/12/2012
 
This law makes joining a union optional for an employee. Here is a real world example of how this law benefits a part time worker. At the local Kroger grocery store, all employees regardless if they are full time or part time have to contribute $50 a week for union dues... More
Answered By: Obama hood - Spread the Wealth - 12/12/2012
 
Older established union companies in the US can no longer sustain their obligations to retirees and still pay high wages to current employees. You can say its not fair, you can say they don't care, you can say anything you want, but its unsustainable just like those government pensions are unsustainable. The wells... More
Answered By: BekindtoAnimals22 - 12/12/2012
 
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