Since his tremendous win on Super Tuesday, former Vice President, Joe Biden, has touted himself as the presidential candidate that will save the American Unionized Workforce. Since announcing his candidacy in April 2019, Biden and Trump have battled over these issues and exchanged quite the barrage of words.
I’m sick of this President badmouthing unions. Labor built the middle class in this country. Minimum wage, overtime pay, the 40-hour week: they exist for all of us because unions fought for those rights. We need a President who honors them and their work.
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) April 29, 2019
It is no secret that every four years, the leading Democratic candidate for president promises and panders to every labor union in the country. From the AFL-CIO to the United Auto Workers, Democrats have long to win over the support of every association, among every state.
However, since the rise of the Trump Economy, resulting in the record profits of corporations and increase personal wealth of every American, labor unions in the United States have been on the decline. In 2018, just 10.5% of American workers were members of associations, according to recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s is the lowest rate of membership since the bureau began collecting statistics in the early 1980s. Most analyses of pre-1980s union membership suggest it was close to 30% in the 1940s and 1950s.
Rate of union membership among US workers
Despite Democratic attempts, nearly half of all US states have adopted “right to work” legislation. The regulatory changes have stopped the forceful natures of unions, and their mandatory joining of the workforce throughout American industries.
The US is not alone in the decline of unions. Across the globe, other industrialized nations have seen a near fifty percent decline in their unionized workforce as well. However, it would appear that someone has failed to inform “Sleepy Joe” that the labor unions, their stewards, and their heavy political influence are not what they once were.
If elected president, Biden promises to rebuild American infrastructure and government with the help of increasing unionized workers. What does this mean to the private sector? For American businesses, it means a loss in profits; to consumers, it means higher prices for goods, and to the average American citizen, it means higher taxes due to the increase of government spending.
During Biden’s 50 year reign in politics, he often touts his experience. A career politician riding the coattails of President Obama, Democrat policies of history, is what Biden sees for the future of our country. Like anyone else how has been in business for so long, Biden is the GODFATHER of a lot of things. From jaw-dropping gaffes to the creepy ear kissing of young girls, is Joe Biden ready to take a new role by becoming the Democratic “Don” of Labor Unions?
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