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John Mar
John Mar
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 8:36pm

Nice clip. Reminds me that the US used to be the fore-front of organised labour.

Is it a coincidence that Labour getting tarred as criminal and corrupt occurs as American manufacturing fails?

Tonio Kruger
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 10:54pm

Is it a coincidence that Labour getting tarred as criminal and corrupt occurs as American manufacturing fails?

What makes you think that started happening when American manufacturing fails?

On the Waterfront doesn’t paint a rosy picture of American organized labor and that was made during the height of the American manufacturing era.

Nor is all union corruption in America a figment of Michael Medved’s imagination–though it would be nice if it were.

And yet it’s hard to read American history and not come to the conclusion that unions are a necessary evil whose necessity has not yet passed. As bad as union corruption has been in the US, management corruption has been worst. And unfortunately, it seems to be a lot harder to punish a corrupt management team than to punish a corrupt union.