Why Unions Matter
October 3rd, 2011 Bruce Campbell ?? No Comments ?? Economy & Economic Indicators, Employment and Labour, Poverty and Income Inequality
Bruce Campbell and Armine Yalnizyan
Are unions more of a problem than a solution today?
Anti-union sentiment has accelerated since the global crisis of 2008 brought economies to their knees and left public finances in a mess.
Widespread frustration with fragile growth and soaring debt has been channeled towards unions, which are increasingly characterized as an elite, irrelevant, and a drag on the economy.
But consider this: No country has ever achieved widespread prosperity and created a large middle class without strong unions.
How does it go again? Oh yeah — they only call it class warfare when we fight back.