Confederation Collapse

While unionization has always been low in the US compared to other advanced democracies, trends are similar. Back in 1980, the unionization rate in OECD nations was about 50%; it’s now 18%. In the US, the rate has fallen from over 30% in 1960 to 10% today. Why, better pay and working conditions, and a reduction in capital-intensive industries like mining, manufacturing, and newspapers, where workers have leverage over employers.

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