The article (TNT, 6-14) about organized labor by Harold Meyerson is spot on. The decline of unions and the middle class are inextricably linked, as his article so clearly states.
Some “unions” are thriving in this environment, such as the Business Roundtable, the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Their goal of eliminating organized labor has made good progress for several decades. High unemployment rates are good for business; they are flooded with résumés, and only the few are chosen.
Of all economically developed nations, the U.S. has the greatest percentage of low-wage workers. That …