Missing the Target
By Mark Mason at Jun 18, 2011
From an Associated Press story: Betsy Wilson, a single mom of two who works about 21 hours a week at Target, disagrees. "What do I need a union to fight for me for?" she says.
If we're not answering that question every day, first thing every day, then we've failed. I'm not a union organizer, but that's a question demanding an answer. Without organized labor, with the decline of organized labor, with the defeat of union organizing during the past 40 years, wages and benefits have stagnated or declined for most Americans while the US saw huge increases in productivity and profits. Someone should sit down with the Betsy Wilsons of the world to provide the concrete evidence that unions, as a whole, have improved working conditions and benefits for most workers.
NY Target store workers reject unionization