Saturday, October 04, 2003

Stronger Unions = Stronger Democratic Party

And while we're reading Nathan Newman's site, he's got a neat chart relating the rate of unionization to the success of the Democratic Party in the last election, as well as the relative declines since 1964.

There's nothing particularly new in this chart. It's been clear for some time that what's good for labor is good for the D's. What's a complete mystery to me is why every Democrat is not making strengthening the labor their TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY.

Bonus Question: What's the only state to increase its unionization rate since 1964?

Answer: Hawaii. Up from 21.7% to 24.6%