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ICYMI: Rubio Blames Big Labor for Union Woes

Feb 6, 2023 | Comunicados de Prensa

Union Membership Reaches New Low, Big Labor To Blame
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
February 4, 2023
RealClear Politics

In 2022 the share of U.S. union membership reached a record low. That happened despite the idea of organized labor being more popular than it has ever been since the 1960s, according to Gallup…. [I]t reflects the failures of union leadership and the brokenness of a system that hasn’t been revised since the Great Depression….
Though they are hungry for greater representation, only 35 percent of potential union members would vote yes to organizing, while a roughly equal 32 percent would confidently vote no. When pollsters asked those opposed to union formation the reason for their preference,…they cited issues like union corruption, member dues, and—above all—politics….
As a policymaker, the conclusion is obvious. We need to break the stagnant monopoly of Big Labor and create new mechanisms for workers to negotiate with management in the workplace. That’s why U.S. Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) and I introduced the Teamwork for Employees and Managers (TEAM) Act, a bill that would update the 1935 National Labor Relations Act and grant American workers the right to organize outside of the official union framework….
America’s major unions have become little more than extensions of the Democrat Party—and the Democrat Party, which in Joe Biden’s Senate days cast itself as the “people’s party,” has become the mouthpiece of white, college-educated elites. Workers deserve better, and the TEAM Act would give it to them….

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