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.
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.
This is encouraging news. However, while I take the extra effort to buy U.S.A.-manufactured products, it’s still impossible to be 100% buy-American non-Union. More goods should bear the “made in Union-free America.
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