Workers hurt themselves by turning from unions
Yes, it is true the recession of 2008-09 hurt the middle class mightily. But the biggest problem is middle-class, blue-collar workers have turned their backs on unions and their right to organize.
Today’s workers are afraid to do what postWorld War ll workers and those in the following decades did: organize.
Corporate America wants workers to pay for health care and build their own retirement funds while living from paycheck to paycheck. Not only that, most of them are working 10- to 12-hour days and still can’t get ahead.
I see that Advanced Auto Parts workers went on strike. More workers need to take notice and stand as one. If middle-class workers want to regain their past, they need to take these chances.
There once was a vibrant, happy, healthy, middle class that paid its way through life.
There wouldn’t be any need for government freebies or talk of socialism if workers earned a decent wage and benefits. The existence of a strong, organized and respected labor force is the only way corporate America will play fair. Chuck Bearish Lower Macungie Township