2/2 Decline of union power in a gangbusters economy. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

Feb 02, 02:44 AM
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@RichardAEpstein @HooverInst . . . It is even less clear that the proposals of progressives like Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg to revamp the labor rules would reverse the decline of unions. Not only is the American labor market more competitive, but the work place is no longer dominated by large industrial assembly lines where workers remain in their same position for years. Today, workforces are far more heterogeneous and labor turnover is far higher. It is therefore much more difficult for a union to organize a common front among workers with divergent interests . . .