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

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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