Monday, July 21, 2003

Labor's Silver Lining

Former neighbor and UE staffer Lance Compa argues in a Washington Post column, that like Mark Twain's reported death, the demise of the labor movement has been greatly exagerated. Compa points out that despite labor's falling percentage of the workforce, "union members are more engaged in community and social affairs than unorganized workers, and continues in electoral politics. "

Despite hostile laws and significant number of American workers who aren't even allowed to join unions, in certain important economic sectors, labor still has a strong showing.