Unions Are Falling and Failing
Guess what went wrong?
Unions used to mean something good in this country. They stood for something truly progressive. When society industrialized in the 19th Century, a new seismic change in society spurred a turn away from the hierarchal neo-feudal system of labor into a new factory-based economy. For several years, the neo-feudal lords were merely replaced by factory owners and industrialist; and the serfs and laborers replaced by factory workers. During this time vulnerable workers were constantly at the whims of their employers. The very idea of worker’s rights simply didn’t exist. Continue reading “A Crumbling Foundation”