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Default Re: Bernie Sanders Makes Unions Sexy Again!

Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
Everything you listed as something the Unions have done, was decades ago. Other than holidays, every worker protection is now a law. I have never argued the Unions served a purpose back in the day.

So, what protections do Unions provide in the current day?
Solidarity for rights. Employers belong to strong associations ; why do you think that is?
And when unions were battered in the eighties yes we did lose some rights/ laws WERE changed and it wasn't even announced broadly.
Minimum wage stopped increasing for 12 years skip 8 then stopped another 8.
That right there hurt our middle class. As wages stagnated on the minimal level they went down for more skilled work. With weak unions there was no competition for these tactics.
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