Remember the “good old days,” when things were still manufactured in the U.S.? Well, unless you believe everything union bosses tell you, the fact of the matter is, things are still ‘Made in America.”
The problem, at least for unions, is that less and less of those things are “union made.”
Take a look at U.S. manufacturing jobs over the last 30 years and you can begin to see why unions are in such “crisis,” as AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka bluntly stated a couple of years ago.
One can see that, while manufacturing as a whole is down 27% from 1984, it is not gone.
In fact, with nearly 14.5 million manufacturing jobs in the United States, “made in America” is still fairly strong.
However, what has significantly declined is the number of U.S. manufacturing jobs that were once unionized.
No wonder, this Labor Day, union bosses are chasing fast-food workers as union members of the future.