The Weird Amazon Anti-Union Blitz
Amazon is fighting unionization, as you might expect. What you might not expect is how they’re going about it.
A quick peek at a half-century of unions
According to NPR: In 1964, the Midwest was full of manufacturing jobs and had the highest concentration of union workers in America. That has changed dramatically — both because the share of jobs in manufacturing has fallen, and because fewer of the manufacturing jobs that remain are held by union workers. Ronald Reagan, the man who broke my habit of being a Republican, took as his very first act as president to fire all the striking air traffic control workers. “Good luck the next time you fly on Air Force One,” I thought at the time, but the Great Communicator was serious and somehow we all got through it. But it was the beginning of the end for unions in America and they losses since 1980 are staggering, some because of shrinking manufacturing and probably more because of right to work laws.