Unions’ Decline and the Rise of the Top 10 Percent’s Share of Income

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by rickyb, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    Unions’ Decline and the Rise of the Top 10 Percent’s Share of Income


    Union membership remained at 11.2 percent in 2013, though we already know that it dropped to 11.1 percent in 2014 (not shown in the figure). The share of income going to the top 10 percent hit 47.8 percent in 2012, the highest it has been since 1917 (the earliest year available in Piketty and Saez’s data)

    not to say unions arent in bed with the corporations and are corrupt, but you are still better to have a union than not.

    and ideally the workers control the jobs they work in like voting on CEO pay, voting on their own pay, voting on when they work, voting on their safety, etc.
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  3. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    The true nature of union decline comes from the outsourcing of jobs overseas. This was the backdoor concept of the republicans in congress working with Reagan, Bush1 and Bush2 along with the Heritage Foundation and the Koch brothers to limited Labor Unions influence in elections.

    Money is power, and groups like the Heritage Foundation and the Koch brothers want to have all the power in politics.

    Pretty simple concept.

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  4. BadHombre

    BadHombre Well-Known Member

    Does it ever occur to you that you do exactly what you accuse those who you don't agree with you as if you were on some sort of 'RW posting PEDS'?
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  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    What does RW have to do with this? Just you again demonstrating why your have your label.
  6. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    he "trolls" to adds something meaningful on a 20:1 basis if that.
  7. BadHombre

    BadHombre Well-Known Member

    RW has to do with all of your posts. The only reason you don't have a troll label is...

    Nah, one more post lost ...
  8. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

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