Decades after organized labor came into its own by improving working conditions for Americans, the movement is adrift. It is reeling from decades of corruption, embezzlement, internal rifts, and a record of customer service that makes the phone company look good.
Right now, labor is a mere shadow of its past. The kind of labor union that most of us grew up knowing just isn't there anymore. Membership has been declining for decades, and despite economic realities, labor leaders continue to cling to the belief that Americans accept this idea of paying dues in order to keep their job.
Today, union officials have drawn up a new political agenda that should give all Americans shivers. It centers around stealing voting rights from employees and rigging federal laws to monkey-wrench business operations.
Labor leaders say they're working for America's employees, but their actions indicate otherwise.