Economist Morici: Americans Reject Unions' 'Left-Wing Rhetoric'

Thursday, 22 May 2014 07:16 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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Americans are kissing unions goodbye, according to economist Peter Morici, a professor at the University of Maryland.

"Let’s face it, America has rejected unions. Only 7 to 8 percent of the private sector workers in America are in a union because unions aren't good for workers,'' Morici told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"They keep them from advancing. They pay them a lot for not doing very much, so they don't improve themselves.

"If you take the auto workers out of the situation, then there really are hardly any unionized workers at all left in America. Why? Americans have rejected them."

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A good example, Morici said, was the rejection of the United Auto Workers union by employees at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

"The workers rose up and said, 'Please, no, not the yoke of socialism! Please don't bring [this] into my work place!''' Morici said.

"And, they’re so right. When you want to feel like [you're]  in the old Soviet Union, go visit the 16th street headquarters in the AFL-CIO. Or, have a conversation with somebody from the UAW. It's nothing but left-wing rhetoric."


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