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Jul 02, 2009


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yet no statistical evidence has ever been found that unions create higher wages. Anecdotal evidence? Maybe...but we only need to look at GM, Chrysler and more locally Hormel and our Teachers unions as being counterproductive to the firms that employ them and the the union members.

Russell Hess

No idea what you are talking about govtmule. Check out these links to find statistics about the difference a union makes in wages and benefits. Also, before dismissing them as union propaganda from a union website, make sure you look at where the information is coming from in each chart.

Wages: http://www.aflcio.org/joinaunion/why/uniondifference/uniondiff4.cfm

Wages by Occupation: http://www.aflcio.org/joinaunion/why/uniondifference/uniondiff5.cfm

Health and Pension Benefits: http://www.aflcio.org/joinaunion/why/uniondifference/uniondiff6.cfm

Want more? Check these out:

I am so tired of neo-cons arguing against anecdotal evidence by using anecdotal evidence. Do you even stop to listen to yourselves anymore?

Working people and their unions built this country and our middle class and frankly the upper class also. I have more to say, but I am going to stop here out of respect for Sally and this great blog.

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