The following was inevitable the day private and public sector labor unions united under the same tent: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of union membership for public-sector workers last year was 35.7 percent, compared to just 6.6 percent for the private sector. Of those working in the public sector, government had the highest union membership rate. Union Membership Rate Falls to 100-Year Low Melissa Quinn / @MelissaQuinn97 / January 23, 2015 http://dailysignal.com/2015/01/23/union-membership-rate-falls-100-year-low/ Governments oppose private sector labor unions with a passion. The possibility that private sector organized labor may return to an adversarial relationship with management is the biggest economic fear Socialists live with. The risk of private sector unions returning to an adversarial relationship with management; thereby, offering opposition to the creation of tax dollar millionaires loyal to Socialism is a risk that is better eliminated. Here is very brief history of how government unions got to where they are at today. My highlights in the excerpt: By the 1960s and 1970s public-sector unions expanded rapidly to cover teachers, clerks, firemen, police, prison guards and others. In 1962, President John Kennedy issued Executive Order 10988, upgrading the status of unions of federal workers. After 1960 public sector unions grew rapidly and secured good wages and high pensions for their members. While manufacturing and farming steadily declined, state- and local-government employment quadrupled from 4 million workers in 1950 to 12 million in 1976 and 16.6 million in 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-sector_trade_union Legal government unions created two labor movements operating in the United States at the same time: 1. The private sector labor movement. 2. The government employee labor movement. These two movements were always diametrically opposed to one another although private sector union members must be shielded from that truth at all costs. Government employee unions organized against the American people while the members of private sector unions are part of the American people. That was only possible with the full support of Congress, the courts, and the ruling class. Once the government takes over any private sector business the government becomes management. The last thing the government wants to see is Americans defining the government as management. The government seen as management would lead to private sector labor unions picketing the government rather than striking against one corporation or another. And here’s a kick in the ass for laughs. There is a possibility that workers in private sector unions who actually produce something will demand the same unlimited access to tax dollars that the education and medical industries enjoy. Parenthetically, many Americans who do pay dues to one or another labor union mistakenly believe they are trade unionists occupying the moral high ground against the evil robber barons. Few of today’s rank and file union members know that the altruism from an earlier age associated with labor unions is largely a myth. The early labor movement was about capitalism; it was about individuals getting a piece of the pie for themselves. It was never about collectivism in the minds of rank and file union men back in the beginning. It just blows my mind knowing that rank & file private sector union members vote for the very Democrats who have been screwing them in incremental steps for more than 60 years. It is global village Democrats who are most responsible for sending jobs overseas, yet trade agreements alone are blamed for the loss of union jobs. Conservatives are not lily-white in this area to be sure, but they are less to blame for loss jobs than are the global villagers. 1947 The fact is that there has not been a private sector labor movement in this country since the National Labor Relations Act amended Taft-Hartley in 1947. The “Labor Movement” in the U.S. was only effective from about 1934 until Taft-Hartley became law over President Truman’s veto; a period of thirteen or so years. Unions were established in this country way back in the nineteenth century, but they were powerless for the most part until the Great Depression. Many of the Johnny-come-lately unions that were founded in the middle and late thirties were organizations designed to prevent “Guild Socialism” type unions from flourishing. American working men and women were attracted to unions, but not to unions that fill the air with the overpowering stench of Guild Socialism. Labor unions, during their brief period of some political influence, contributed much to creating a secure private sector middle class. Taqiyya the Liar talks about increasing taxation in order to help the middle class, and all the while he continues the Democrat party’s destruction of America’s private sector middle class in order to enrich the public sector. Except for a very few private sector unions whose members are still well-paid, they were given the dirty end of the stick after Taft-Hartley, while civil service unions took off down the road to Socialism. When the A. F. of L. merged with the CIO in 1955, the heart and soul of the private sector Labor Movement was finally laid to rest. Taft-Hartley, combined with the merger, gave big government Socialists absolute control over the entire Labor Movement simply by controlling a few labor leaders. Most importantly, Taft-Hartley took away a union’s power that is inherent in secondary boycotts. For example: If union members working in an oil refinery go out on strike at the refinery, union members cannot picket gas stations selling that company’s product. That’s a secondary boycott. Organized labor’s awesome power was effectively placed in the hands of a few union officials who play golf at the same country clubs with executives of major corporations and high-ranking government officials. Outsourcing One way the government eliminated private sector labor unions was to transfer as many jobs as possible to foreign countries. Once those industries that lend themselves to organized labor here in the United States are spread thin in dozens of Third World countries, America’s private sector labor unions will disappear entirely. Laborers in every country can then be enslaved by the UNIC (United Nations/International Community) in order to establish and preserve a universal wage scale at the lowest possible level. This must take place before absentee ownership can be advanced and protected on a global scale. Notice that I said “absentee ownership” rather than ownership. Before voting for big-government labor candidates private sector union members should ask themselves the following: 1: How many unionized teaching jobs went overseas because of trade agreements? 2: How many teaching jobs of any kind went overseas? 3: How many administrative jobs in the entire field of education went overseas? 4: What is the number of government jobs lost to foreign trade agreements? 5: Do private sector unions have as much influence in Washington, or in state capitals, as do civil service unions or the teachers’ unions? (Teachers claim they are a professional association, but they really belong to government unions when you get right down to it.) 6: Do I actually believe that civil service unions controlled by Socialists are rowing the boat in the same direction as me? 7: Is there one private sector union whose members, while on strike, receive full pay from the company for not showing up for work? Could the answers to the above questions be the reason why so many Americans have turned against all unions? (There was a time in this country when many non-union Americans would honor a picket line. Not so anymore.) FDR FDR, among many others, opposed government unions. Their reasons are still valid. The founders of the labor movement viewed unions as a vehicle to get workers more of the profits they help create. Government workers, however, don’t generate profits. They merely negotiate for more tax money. When government unions strike, they strike against taxpayers. F.D.R. considered this “unthinkable and intolerable.” F.D.R. Warned Us About Public Sector Unions James Sherk is the Bradley fellow in labor policy at the Center for Data Analysis at the Heritage Foundation. Updated July 23, 2014, 4:19 PM http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebat...yees/fdr-warned-us-about-public-sector-unions Finally, considering the way rank & file union members vote for Democrats, I have to conclude that those voters think they have it as good as it can get. My view is that things would be a hell of a lot better with a much smaller government controlling less of everything. Jobs will never come back to this country as long as the political power is committed to a global village. And it would certainly be much better if every tax dollar parasite is driven away from the public trough —— domestic parasites, and Third World parasites who get theirs from United Nations dues and assessments. If you ain’t a necessary civil servant maintaining limited government, you ain’t getting your hands on tax dollars says it all for me.