Thursday, August 17, 2017
Restoring the US Middle Class - 2
In the interest of restoring a viable middle class to the United States of America, I will reproduce sequentially chapters of my book in this space. The title is 'Occupy Wall Street Plan 12: A Proposal for Twelve Specific Governmental Actions to Correct Some Economic Imbalances in the United States of America Kindle Edition'
The book is available as a Kindle book here : https://www.amazon.com/Occupy-Wall-Street-Plan-Governmental-ebook/dp/B00UK97C84/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
My hope is that a more viable middle class will reduce class tensions.
Occupy Wall Street Plan 12
2.Stop Union Busting
Unions Cost Money
Some business owners think they have an economic incentive to interfere with union actions; they will have to pay higher wages if unions are successful. In our history, blood has been shed in labor disputes.
Henry Ford knew that true national prosperity lies with workers receiving wages high enough to buy the cars he made, but many business owners are not so enlightened.
Labor Law Enforcement Needed
When there is little labor law enforcement or penalties for labor law violations, then labor law has little effect.
The United States should enforce labor laws vigorously.
Although tarnished as a canard, it is true nonetheless that laws which remain unenforced do not change behavior.
If unions which organize workers and then press for higher wages are critical to our Economic National Security, then it follows that the laws which permit organizing should be enforced.
Those laws are not enforced.
We will fail to create an economic recovery until we enforce those laws.
Here are some facts from a recent survey: 'In 91% of the union recognition petitions filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the survey, a majority of workers indicated they wanted a union before the process began. In several cases, workers demonstrated more than 80% support. However, unions were victorious in only 31% of the campaign in which they filed a petition.'
The full report is here: http://www.jwj.org/the-facts-on-the-new-nlrb-union-election-rule
This situation is both unacceptable and easily fixable.