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b_b  ·  3028 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Real Reason for the Decline of American Labor Unions

I think part of the problem is that the union struggle was so long ago that we don't have an institutional memory of why unions were formed in the first place.

Union leadership and management have a power struggle, and the worker see his dues extracted without really knowing where the money is going. The reason states can pass right to work laws will little trouble from the citizens is because unions have become maladaptive behemoths that are often inflexible and intransigent.

My best guess is that union membership will continue to dwindle away until workers find themselves exploited to the point that they resurrect the movement anew, and the cycle will repeat.