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Not a union membership when he weighed down please take a look at all of us 400000.
World has left the nation's labor union movement last year.
The state of Wisconsin down 13%.
It is municipal -- down about 45000.
And Indiana -- a law passed last year that allows workers to benefit from a collective bargaining agreement without paying the union fate.
18% drop in membership that India.
These are the lowest union level since 1916.
Joining us now -- but Monica -- President -- welcome to the program obvious question.
The unions -- flying high politically at the month nickel enormous political influence.
Does this decline in membership a fact that political clout let's discuss politics for second -- Sure actually in in a lot of respects having -- -- offensive to in a kind of a converse way.
I mean if you look at the budgets being at least danced around -- talked about by senate Democrats and our president.
Lot of it is gonna end up having higher taxes and -- significant spending at the government level.
Which means that government employee unions will be able to.
Get higher salaries -- -- more people.
More union dues electing more Democrats it's kind of the.
-- the wisdom -- we've got union membership declining Shumlin.
Will that lead to a decline in that political clout.
Well it it could you have some drastic steps like this administration.
Has already been willing to do.
Aren't undertaken like you know -- proposals from the NLRB to make it easier for people in the private sector be forcibly unionized.
All kinds of things including -- -- bailouts like they've already talked about.
I would've thought that if you've been declining union membership then you've got declining union dues so the unions have a whole lot less money to spend on leftist causes Simon known or thought that was a -- political.
Implication that is certainly true in of itself but it also sets of the situation where the desperate folks meaning the Democratic Party in particular.
Are going to be willing to do extraordinary things to bulk up that members but that's my concern by this because it traits that scenario and -- -- the need a gal got a short time left a way to make a decision forming.
If the -- now RJ it's very good for them because.
Not only is there -- is -- cost of living going to decrease by lower union membership but just their sense of freedom their ability.
To actually get ahead on their own merit is higher when they're less unions around so.
Very good for the working men and dressing Brooklyn -- thanks for joining us very interesting story thank you so appreciate it.
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