EnduringSense

“The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” Plato

  • Daily Quote:

    "Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit."

    Mahatma Gandh

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 93 other followers

  • Subscribe

Union Membership Continues to Shrink

Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 29, 2013

CNNmoney  has published the statistics on union membership in the United States showing its continuing decline, especially in the private sector.  Totally union membership now represents only 11.3% of the American workforce, approximately same percentage as in 1916 and down from its high of 33% in 1953.

A look at the division of union membership between the public and the private sectors tells an even more telling story.  In the public sector nearly 36% of workers are unionized compared to just under 7% in the private sector.

The small percentage of union representation, especially in the private sector, brings into question President Obama’s and the Democratic Party’s pandering to unions.  First, it demonstrates how divisive and in fact radical the Democratic Party has become, over representing the fringes of society.  Also, the large amount of funds that the Party receives from public-sector unions corrupts as they are in essence payoffs for the government giving big contract concessions.  Without this incestuous relationship the government would more likely represent the taxpayers’ interests instead of those of union bosses.

One indication of how radical the modern-day Democratic Party has become is found in the words of one of its founding fathers, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who said of public employees collective bargaining rights:

All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service.  …… Particularly, I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organization of Government employees.”

Fast-forward 60 years and Americans who agree with FDR on this issue are demonized by Obama and his Party.

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: