September 2, 2013
NOW TO BAN PUBLIC SERVICE UNIONS...:
The state of the union is weak: Young Americans are not joining unions anymore (Vickie Elmer, September 1, 2013, Quartz)
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 2, 2013 10:18 AMThe number of young Americans in unions is declining at twice the rate of all other workers.Union members ages 16 to 24 fell 26% from 2002 to 2012, compared to an 11% overall decline in union membership, according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics data. [...][T]he sectors that are most likely to be unionized--government workers, teachers and library jobs--may not appeal to 20-somethings. Young workers are more likely to land a job in technology or with a smaller company or in retail and restaurants, none of which has many unions, says Michelle Kaminski, an associate professor at Michigan State University who teaches labor courses.