January 5, 2014 by David K. Sutton
VIDEO: Union Decline and Income Inequality (1979-2009)
Direct “smoking gun” proof of income inequality fueled by union membership decline is probably impossible. But we sure can find plenty of correlating evidence that indicates a strong likelihood that union decline is at least related to wage stagnation and greater economic inequality, if not the direct catalyst.
In this must watch video, see how union decline and income equality chart in strikingly similar fashion in the 30 year period from 1979 to 2009.