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Welcome back unions -- not as strong as they used to be back in the seventies private union membership was around 23%.
Today it's plummeted.
To seven point 6% wow what -- -- Here to explain his -- public policy scholar temple university's Beasley School of Law -- -- And -- here thank you for having a look at that that's a massive job membership seven point six in 2011.
23 point three in 1977.
Right what open.
Unions -- like you to believe that this is all about the organization process meaning.
And they've tried to get more people to join and make it easier to doing they've tried.
Make it easier for card check.
Which would eliminate secret ballots.
And I think that they're doing at the wrong way -- I think is that we should embrace individual freedom.
And the right of employers.
By instituting members only or minority.
Union's -- explain how how you think that would working to -- let's take a dummy corporation.
You know some members want a starting union -- some -- as dead as -- plays don't wanna be eating right so what would happen.
Is you take this corporation and some members wanna start a union so they get together and say of 35 out of a hundred employees.
In say a factory.
That one heavy union which is a minority which is a minority and 65 that -- So the 35 can get together with their economic power.
And say it's the employer I wanna sit down and have a conversation as a union.
Now what will happen.
Is allowed -- hit -- -- -- they feel motivated but would be the impetus for you for what it you know the rest of them -- saying we don't want one.
-- 35 workers is a lot of workers and what union.
Leaders say is that unions are more productive so that's gonna be more productive.
Than why -- in the business wanna do it.
But the problem is now that we restrict businesses and give unions.
More power at the bargaining table.
Because what we do is we say if it's a majority union you must bargain with the -- the employer has no other option.
What do you see happening over the next ten years when it comes to unions DC another major drop like we saw since 1977.
Well right now they're trying to do my crew unions which makes it easier to bargain because they're smaller.
Sub sets of employees so say you're in -- -- -- the shoe department might be unionized.
But everybody else may not be all the other sales associates right.
Now this creates an issue for businesses.
Because imagine -- thumb in the men's.
Sid department and I want to help well in the shoe department you can't I can't help out.
So over time I think that unions who either have to recognize individual freedoms.
And the -- -- businesses or they'll have to build continue to decline that you wrote a piece -- got an article on where we find it.
It's on Forbes.
Blog called model behavior I was.
Fortune enough to guessed right on there for the past week -- congratulations thank you Hank thanks for joining us today.
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