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It's no coincidence that prosperity was widely shared when unions were at the height of their power in the decades after World War II, and that inequality has soared as unions have been weakened.

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. (0)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 1:56 pm
the other night our pbs did a show about jimmy hoffa. i guess he will never be found. what i dislike is there are still companies that will not hire you unless you agree to join the union.

Fiona Ogilvie (1016)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 8:55 pm
Labor, themselves, deserve has been a long time since true respect for labor has been shown.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 10:31 am
How nice that there are still a very few companies that Republicans have not got to yet. The smartest (for the 1% - most disastrous for us) thing they ever did was convince people who benefit from unions (most of us) that unions are "bad."

Denise D. (32)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 11:18 am
Thanks for sharing this article, Carrie! I would like to give a HUGE shout out to all of my Brothers and Sisters in ALL Unions! Solidarity forever!! Happy Labor Day!

John Pierce (234)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 12:18 pm
I belonged to a pretty big union,UFCW, and we never had the solidarity and fortitude demonstrated by the employee's of Market Basket. My hat's off to those courageous, devoted people.

Margaret Goodman (241)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 2:01 pm
Disclaimer: I was never a union member.
In the short term it seems unfair that you have to join a union to obtain a particular job. But, in the long term, the union made the job a much better one, and joining the union and paying the dues is like paying taxes. We don't like to do it, but the alternate is worse. Working people are not treated nearly as well in "right to work" states.

S J. (128)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:46 pm
In Solidarity< thanks Carrie

Edith B. (145)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 8:06 pm
noted and shared on facebook

Debra G. (0)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 9:06 pm
Hmm...drop-off starts about the time of the Ronald Reagan regime. Well, it will be morning again in America - when unions and the middle class are stronger.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (43)
Monday September 1, 2014, 4:43 am
Noted. Thank you Carrie.

Fi T. (18)
Monday September 1, 2014, 5:09 am
Respect their effort and treat them like what they ought to be

Past Member (0)
Monday September 1, 2014, 5:38 am
It's also no it's no coincidence that prosperity was widely shared when unions were at the height of their power in the decades after World War II, and that most of the worlds economy had been shattered, with the US the only country left unscathed...perhaps we should be forcing a confrontation between the EC and Russia.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 1, 2014, 8:24 am
Noted...unions have good points and all depend on whether the good outweighs the bad.
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