Unions, Lean, and Manufacturing Jobs | New York Times

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A union resurgence is taking place. Is that enough to save organized labor?

Michel Baudin‘s insight:

The article sounds right about unions in the US, but incorrectly describes France as having “drastically higher  union coverage.” French unions barely represent 8% of the work force, not much more than the 7% in the US, but they do keep a high profile, with more than 90% of their funds coming, in various forms, from the government. Their financing was exposed in early 2012 by a parliamentary commission report that was first quashed and then leaked to the press (http://bit.ly/WdL1lk).

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