Opinion: Attacking labor movement the same as attacking middle class

(Source: Lexington Herald-Leader, December 10, 2013)

LEXINGTON, Ky. The rise of inequality in the U.S. over the past four decades parallels the decline of unions. The correlation is not accidental because unions not only raise the pay and gain benefits (pensions, health coverage) for their workers but also for nonunion workers who profit from the presence of unions in their locale or industry call them collateral benefits. Any effort to hurt unions is a blow struck against the middle class.

Full story: Lexington Herald-Leader

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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