The conceit of the modern union movement is that workers would be clamoring to join if the rules weren't rigged in favor of employers. The reality is closer to the opposite. Witness what happened in Michigan, where new data show that workers fled the Service Employees International Union Healthcare affiliate when their membership was no longer coerced.Unions have gotten fat, dumb, happy, lazy, and corrupt. Why would people want to give their money to such organizations?
Have their been any big union victories lately? Have their been any big anti-union/pro-employee victories lately? The answers to those two questions tell you all you need to know about the state of unions in this country today, and those answers will not change until the unions themselves do.