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Union Membership Rate Falls to 100-Year Low

This is from The Daily Signal.

It will be no loss if the unions just fade away.

Look at the trouble Detriot is in due to the unions. 401 more words

Unions' organizing gains outpaced by overall job growth in 2014

The percentage of workers who are members of labor unions dropped slightly in 2014 both nationally and in Minnesota, while the earnings advantage enjoyed by union members remained significant, according to an annual report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 531 more words

Organizing

STEVEN MALANGA: State of Disunion - The growing conflict between public and private labor

City Journal: Over the past few years, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has enraged public-sector unions by closing failing public schools and calling for pension reform. The head of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, went so far as to offer a local labor official $1 million in union campaign support to take on Emanuel, up for reelection in February. 2,082 more words

Economy

Union Leaders Tom Balanoff, Richard Trumka encouraged by Obama amnesty play as organized labor launches immigrant recruitment push amidst shrinking numbers

Fox News: America’s struggling labor unions got a gift this year when President Obama announced his expansive executive actions on immigration: potentially thousands, if not millions, of new members. 113 more words

Politics

"A Responsibility We Cannot Escape": Keystone Stalemate; Fix Decaying Pipelines First For Jobs, Health, And Safety

With the Keystone XL pipeline stalled again, now perhaps we can look ahead and consider more promising ways to rebuild our energy system, creating many more jobs than that controversial project ever would. 684 more words

Jobs

Richard Trumka: The choice we face Nov. 4

Almost no one in America is satisfied with the imbalance of our economy. We’re working harder and harder for less and less.

This isn’t a partisan opinion. 769 more words

Labor Voices