The Washington Post recently ran an opinion piece on what America would look like without a union movement. The piece was penned by Harold Meyerson, an opinion writer at The Post. The article notes that the economic effects of a union-free America are already glaringly apparent: an economically stagnant or downwardly mobile middle class, a steady clawing-back of job-related health and retirement benefits; and ever-rising economic inequality. Meyerson concludes that if Big Labour dies, America’s middle class will die with it.

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