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Unformatted text preview: . One is a change in the demand for labor. Competition has gotten much stiffer making it harder for unions to push up wages. Competition went up with globalization, free trade, and deregulation. On the supply side, unions have traditionally been best at organizing white men and white men are a shrinking share of the labor force in the US. Women and minorities are now a much bigger share of the labor force. Historically, unions are not good at organizing unions of colored people. The last reason for unions going down is legal and those can be traced to 1981. In 1981 ATF went on strike. Reagan fired all of the ATF and brought in military to do it instead....
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2011 for the course ARE 150 taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '08