Unions give working people a voice at the bargaining table. One common myth is that unions are strong arming the workers and taking their money without permission. The fact is the union is the workers themselves. There is no evil Oz hiding behind the curtain. Most of our dues go to Healthcare, Pension, Training, operations and improving ourselves and what we have to offer. We contribute money on our own accord to help give workers a voice in politics. We do this for our own good and to promote healthy, good paying livable wage, productive American Jobs. Another myth is that union membership is declining. The truth is that the amount of union members has stayed pretty steady since the 1970's but the labor force has grown. So the percentage of union workers has gone down because of the growth in the labor force itself. The reason for this is thought to be because the American workforce has changed from skilled Manufacturing jobs to more service oriented jobs. Although the service industry is currently on the rise with all the fast food chains and Wal Mart workers fighting to unionize.
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