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Organized Labor

These are the worst of times for organized labor, which during the post-World War II decades – the heyday of middle class expansion – represented more than one-third of all private sector workers. Today, that number is less than 7 percent. This precipitous decline has, not coincidentally, been accompanied by a historic surge in economic […] Read More

Losing Organized Labor

Organized labor, on its best days, attempts to do what Martin Luther King encouraged us all to do: develop a kind of “dangerous unselfishness.” Organized labor, on its best days, attempts to do what Martin Luther King encouraged us all to do: develop a kind of “dangerous unselfishness.”   On April 3 in 1968 in […] Read More

Losing Organized Labor

Why do so many Christians in the U.S. despise organized labor? Today, only 12.5 percent of the American workforce is unionized, whereas in 1954 nearly a third of all working Americans were members of a union. Nearly 4 percent of all union members work for the federal government. The drop in union membership can be […] Read More