“It's long been known that unions have become corrupted. I had a mentor once that told me man will screw up anything he can design, eventually. After much thought, I have to agree. So it seems the challenge is to invent new solutions to problems, and enjoy the time between the creation and important refinements that make it a winning solution, and the inevitable corruption or ineptitude that will mean its eventual demise. I think the previous incarnations of the labor movement are probably in the final stages of decline. They cannot provide enough strength on behalf of the worker, and deliver enough benefits to the worker, to provide a case convincing enough for the worker to defend the union at election time. But a new solution must follow, that allows the worker to regain some leverage. Where we are headed for the worker, is a place no worker wants to go. It's called serfdom and its pretty clearly laid out in the history books.
What can you do to protect yourself during the shakeout? Learn rare and valuable skills. What can we do for the worker who can't or doesn't? Elect people who care.”