Looking at the chart I provided, it is easy to see the link between unionization and the prosperity of the middle class. However, contemporary society finds it in vogue to blame unions and to try and dismantle them.
The destruction of unions results in the lowering of hourly and salaried incomes, the reduction in employee rights and benefits, and the increase in the number of years needed to retire.
I freely admit that some unions are better than others, and I do not agree 100% with my own association; however, what organization acts in accordance with 100% of anyone’s views? Ultimately, unions are a net gain for workers.
Protect your fellow worker and you protect yourself.