And yes, that includes Obama. Remember when he promised to push for the Employee Free Choice Act? Didn't happen. But he is a much better choice than Romney who is public with his wars on unions and love of "right to work" legislation. And Santorum is just wacky, besides his not liking public sector unions.
Currently, less than 12% of the American workforce is represented by a union. Unions represent less than 7% of the private sector workers. And only about 3% of those are in sales. That is around half that was represented by unions in the 80's. Union workers make nearly $5 an hour more than non-union workers! That is over $10,000 a year folks! United we bargain divided we beg has never been so clear as now.
In the 90's there nearly 1,000 manufacturing jobs on the Samoa Peninsula and most were union! Now there are very few union jobs and hardly any manufacturing jobs. People usually lay blame for the demise of American Manufacturing to union greed, but I see it as Corporate greed as they reported 2 Trillion dollars in profit in the 3rd quarter! And those aren't American jobs in many cases. Of every dollar of income earned in the US in the 3rd Quarter, just 44 cents went to workers wages and salaries. The smallest amount since 1947!
The sky isn't falling...yet regarding budget cuts for EPD, Eureka City Manager does confirm pending cuts to all departments will be proposed - I just spoke with Eureka City Manager Greg Sparks. He explained that city staff is working with all city departments on the 2015-16 budget 'to bring the ci...
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