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The PRO Act: Pathway to Power for Workers


The PRO Act: Pathway to Power for Workers

Leo Gerard

Abigail Disney, granddaughter of the co-founder of the Walt Disney Co., called out the family business’ current CEO last month for making what’s supposed to be the happiest place on earth pretty darn miserable for its workers.


From the article:

" A survey last year showed that nearly half of non-union workers would join a union if given the opportunity to do so."

I wonder what it will take to get that number above 50%?


I noticed that “nearly half” number too. American workers, perhaps,
do not like each other?

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The PRO Act: Pathway to More Money for Union Bosses
at the members’ expense. It’s time for a national Right-To-Work law to get passed in our USA.


Since 1980 the share of total income going to the lower-earning 90% has dropped 17%, from 55% to 38%, says Olivier Giovannoni at Levy Economics Institute. See page 35, http://www.levyinstitute.org/pubs/wp_805.pdf
This amounts today about $22,000 of income loss to all 114 million households in the U.S. in the lower-earning 90%. That’s about $2.5 trillion a year divided by 114 million households, and it has gone one for about a decade now, each year. This is a huge loss of income that should have gone to workers and their families. Once our economy served the growing prosperity of all income levels. Not now. It serves mostly the the wealthiest. A study from the EPI.org, “The New Gilded Age” says, page 12 of pdf version, that 58% of all growth since 1973 went to the top-earning one percent. It is a scandal. Workers of the world and the U.S. UNITE, you have only your lost income to gain. The PRO bill is necessary. My blog http://benL88.blogspot.com