FREEMAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FREEMAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Is the U.S. better off without unions? Not exactly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57580670-79/unions-labor-workers-freeman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57580670-79/unions-labor-workers-freeman.html.csp">Is the U.S. better off without unions? Not exactly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Evan Soltas</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T16:36:49.672-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three decades ago this month, the economists Richard B. Freeman and James Medoff published a classic book, “What Do Unions Do?” If they wrote it today, they would have to call it “What Did Unions Do?” Unions are dying in the United States. The share of private-sector workers who are union members dropped from about 35 percent in the 1950s to 6.7 percent in 2013. That gradual decline was highlighted Friday, when workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn., plant voted against unionization by a cou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57580670@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:36:49 MDT Soltas: Better off without unions? Not really http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57574272-82/unions-labor-workers-freeman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57574272-82/unions-labor-workers-freeman.html.csp">Soltas: Better off without unions? Not really</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Evan Soltas</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T12:01:01.685-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 12:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three decades ago this month, the economists Richard B. Freeman and James Medoff published a classic book, “What Do Unions Do?” If they wrote it today, they would have to call it “What Did Unions Do?” Unions are dying in the United States. The share of private-sector workers who are union members dropped from about 35 percent in the 1950s to 6.7 percent in 2013. That gradual decline was highlighted Friday, when workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn., plant voted against unionization by a cou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57574272@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:01:01 MDT