Another point in the union debate. If you check the statistics, in the post-war 1940's until the mid 70's, a majority of workers, excluding government employees, were unionized. At one point in the early 60's, some 70% were unionized.
In the 40's, 50's and 60's, one income per family would buy groceries, shelter and quite a few luxuries that were unheard of prior to the second world war. Corporations made steady profits, and the economy worked.
Today, excluding government employees, unionized workers represent less than 10% of workers. This was the result of the concerted efforts, during and after the Reagan years, to de-unionize North America, all in the name of "growth".
What do we have today? We have a HUGE gap between the rich and poor. We have a disappearing middle class. We have most families with both parents working. We have huge social problems that relate directly to these points.
Workers, with sheer numbers, who can afford to be consumers, were the driver behind nearly 4 decades of unparalelled economic stability, with a growing middle class and stable economy.
The drop in union membership in North America co-relates directly to the loss of the middle class, the concentration of weath and the growth of the plutocracy that really runs our governments.
A day of reckoning is on the horizon. I am glad that I am old and won't be around when people finally wise up to how badly they've been misled.
Hank's prosepctive gutiar player said: "Mr Williams, I'm not sure I can play for you, the onliest chords I know are C D & G"
Hank repleis, after a short pause: "Well, what else is there?"