Do unions hold the key to economic prosperity?

Unions need to provide a leadership role in bringing back prosperity to the homeland.

By Jeremy Pollard

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So when will unions actually get it? Did that get your attention?

Numbers don't lie, do they? We're in tough times, but I believe that unions hold the key. I know it sounds odd. Consider that since 1955, when the AFL-CIO was born, manufacturing has steadily declined in North America, as has union membership.

Private sector unions are only about 10% of the workforce, down from more than 20% some 30 years ago. The non-union jobs that rely on their union brothers probably can't be accurately counted, but I submit that it is a big number. And make no mistake, public sector unions are part of the problem and solution as well.

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