Originally Posted by lonestar
Read the article. It started long before NAFTA. It wasn't the unions, although they are a convenient scapegoat for the Right.
If you want to know where the blame lies for lost American jobs, you need look no further than Washington DC. They're on the dole, and those who pay them order them to write the legislation, policies and tax codes that stuff money in the plutocrats pockets, whether it's good for America or not. Keep backing the plutocrats. See where it gets ya. It's the legislators you elect that write this garbage. Don't start whining about the unions.
Simple stuff. When was America at its most prosperous in history? After WWII. When were the unions at their pinnacle of membership? Same time. Unions are a fraction of what they were then, while corporate power has grown exponentially. Blaming unions for our economic problems is idiotic.