Labor disputes across Oregon heat up on Labor Day
After a 50-year decline that has seen union membership in the United States plunge to just 6% in the private sector, critics proclaimed organized labor to be finished. An irrelevant anachronism from an earlier age.
Last year’s Janus decision by the U.S. Supreme Court was supposed to be the final nail in labor’s coffin. The ruling prohibited public employee unions from compelling government workers to pay union dues.