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Unions suffer sharp
decline in membership

Associated Press, by Sam Hananel

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/24/2013 5:13:45 AM

WASHINGTON -- Union membership plummeted last year to the lowest level since the 1930s as cash-strapped state and local governments shed workers and unions had difficulty organizing new members in the private sector despite signs of an improving economy. Government figures released Wednesday showed union membership declined from 11.8 percent to 11.3 percent of the workforce, another blow to a labor movement already stretched thin by battles in Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and other states to curb bargaining rights and weaken union clout. Overall membership fell by about 400,000 workers to 14.4 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: graniteman2009, 1/24/2013 7:52:12 AM     (No. 9135917)

The unions did pretty well get out the vote for Obama.

The GOP has to get rid of Public Sector Unions.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rustycfc, 1/24/2013 7:55:02 AM     (No. 9135924)

some of these union afficals will have to look for jobs, can´t steal from the members any more.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 1/24/2013 7:59:26 AM     (No. 9135931)

When I see a photo of Richard Trumka, I´m reminded of Martin Borman, one of Hitler´s honchos. They are losing the private sector, but they have a strangle hold on the government.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pinchem, 1/24/2013 8:00:28 AM     (No. 9135933)

Gee, how are all those Union Bosses going to be able to afford those luxury homes, fancy cars, and all the other perks they are stealing from their gullible membership?

I´d like to think that the average Union worker would wake up and realize how, in their gullibility, are supporting their bosses instead of their own families.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 1/24/2013 9:24:12 AM     (No. 9136112)

Look for Obama to come to the rescue.

He will need a civilian army when he decides to come confiscate guns.

Look for the Unions to provide the grunt labor for this. They will be allowed to keep the plunder and blind eyes will be turned to the raping/pillaging.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MickTurn, 1/24/2013 10:00:56 AM     (No. 9136188)

Unions didn´t ´get out the vote´, they manfactured them...total fraud!

Nice to know there is this snippet of GOOD NEWS!

BAN ALL UNIONS! May all the Union Bosses go live with Jimmy Hoffa, where ever he is (faked his death to live outside the crime world no doubt!)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Freedom First, 1/24/2013 11:52:12 AM     (No. 9136505)

Parasites have a tendency to kill their hosts. Private unions killed off large numbers of jobs in the rust belt, but at least they were somewhat limited to their own organizations and communities. Public unions, on the other hand, are screwing up the fiscal house for the entire country.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: sw penn, 1/24/2013 12:01:38 PM     (No. 9136546)

Red states should take advantage
of this anti-union momentum
to outlaw public employee union political donations,
direct or indirect,
to any political campaign
to further isolate the damage
public employee unions can do
to the Republic.


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