Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Polls show that Americans aren't concerned about the decline of unions. That's a pity. Unions should be for the lowest-paid workforces in the country like fast food or farm workers. These people have basic skills and need economic protection but frequently don't get it. Unions for major craftsmen are good but their workers are paid well now and have benefits. These unions have to some degree outlived their usefulness, especially with the decline in manufacturing and rise in robotics. The thrust of a union should be to elevate the defenseless and provide protection through organization. There are millions of unskilled jobs in the US, all of which should be covered by unions. It would seem that unions need to do a better job of PR.