Union Blues

A recent report of some importance seems to have escaped the eagle-eyes of the MSM, so it is worth bringing to light here. It turns out that even though unions reached the zenith of power with the re-election of their tool Obama last year, they hit a nadir of support.  In 2012, union membership dropped an incredible 400,000 nationwide, which is a half-percent drop in just one year.  Union membership is now down to 11.3% of American workers, the majority now being government workers. Thirty-five point nine percent of public-sector workers are union members -- a drop from 37.0% in 2011 -- while only 6.6% of private-sector workers are union members -- down from 6.9% in 2011. Michigan, which just enacted a right-to-work law, saw the greatest percentage drop in union membership -- dropping from 17.5% in 2011 to 16.6% last year, a loss of 42,000 members from union ranks.  And the number of "agency shop" workers -- i.e., workers represented by unions but not members of those...(Read Full Article)