With Labor Day only days away, it’s fitting that some news outlets have devoted time to discussing labor unions and their presence in the current economy.
The following is an article posted on The Hill’s Congress Blog entitled “Five reasons for optimism about unions this Labor Day”:
The week following Labor Day, the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) will hold its first-ever “open convention,” which will welcome many non-labor allies, in Los Angeles. With unions representing just 11.3 percent of the workforce, previous Labor Days have been greeted by countless stories about unions’ decades-long decline, and pessimistic predictions about their chances for survival.
But for those feeling despondent about the decline of unions, and its terrible consequences for American workers and the economy, there are real reasons to be hopeful.