Originally Posted by Blart
If it makes me a "bleeding heart liberal" to have sympathy for someone jumping to their death rather than burning (and I'm thinking 9/11 here
- don't click if you're squemish), then yeah. I guess I'm a big weepy pansy.
How do you correlate unionization with jobs leaving the USA?
Last I checked, in 1950, many things were "Made in the USA". 40% of American workers belonged to a union.
Today, barely anything is "Made in the USA". 7% of American workers belong to a union.
Personally, I see more correlation with the advent global free trade. Call me crazy.
I just know that where I live we used to have 20 or so clothing manufactures in town with a gazillion square feet of plants. Levi, Farrah were the biggie plants thousands of workers all gone now the last of the plants torn down, one just this last year that was damned near three city blocks long. Will now be a shopping mall.
Why? Because of the constant union drives. Now none are employeed.
While the number you stated may be correct the threat and hassles they had to deal with was enough along with NAFTA to shut them down.