Your image of the demographics of unions is not correct.
This is mostly accurate except he would have whupped JuanMa at any age.
Yeah, he had a very mismanaged career. In 2010 they were hyping a superfight between him and Juanma. They kept hyping it for years, til Juanma lost, then it never happened. Classic boxing business sense.
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You are not required to support your union’s political spending. Feel free to ask your union about this.
The United States of America also has an idiot president. Get a new union president.
Like any human institution unions can be bad or corrupt or incompetent. Just as bad companies are bad, bad unions can also be bad. But on a structural level the near complete lack of unions has much more dire consequences than widespread unionism.
The AFL as well as other big non-AFL unions backed Hillary pretty strongly. The problems were A) she was a bad candidate and B) union membership has declined so much that they can’t move as many votes as they used to. Another reason to organize new members.
You have correctly identified another real issue which is that there is no central power in the union world. The AFL-CIO lacks the ability to really compel its members to do things. Obviously that sort of independence for each union has good and bad aspects—but when you’re in a situation when it’s really vital that…
I forgot to send one in but I did locate the exact day when Gawker crested and began to go downhill.
1. The MID in general is regressive and stupid and should not exist in the first place.
They’re actually not for real. It’s a novel.
I think organized labor is a more likely and realistic solution than strong government antitrust action against a company like Amazon. That I don’t believe we’ll see unless our political landscape changes very, very radically. I guess we’ll see.
I’m interested in the ability of unions to reverse the trend of inequality and the failure of unions in general to take the steps necessary to do that can be taken as a criticism, from me. The nuts and bolts of specific internal union politics tend to be extremely boring. If they are not organizing, they are failing.
I don’t believe unions have passed a tipping point. Collective bargaining is fundamentally a good idea so regardless of the fluctuations of history it will always be primed for a comeback, until our entire economy and system of laws is radically changed to incorporate the good things that unions can do.
You don’t put up housing “for the sake of throwing up housing,” you put up housing because people need places to live. You don’t just throw up schools and hospitals for the hell of it either.
You need a housing supply to match the housing demand or else only rich people will have decent housing.