Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Demint's hostility to unions linked to low wages in South Carolina
Demint opposed union rights of TSA employees so vigorously that he delayed the appointment of a new TSA chief for months.
Why would fighting unions be more important to Demint than airport security? Perhaps its because Demint's South Carolina has the third lowest rate of union representation in the country according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Low union representation means substantially lower wages for workers according to the BLS: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.nr0.htm
The anti-union climate in the the State has meant Demint's constituents have also suffered with the ninth lowest median household income according to the US Census.
An anti-union climate, low wages, high unemployment, widespread poverty and all the ills that result. Do we really want Demint's South Carolina to be a model for the Nation? Or should we support South Carolinians to improve their standard of living along with the rest of us?
COMING SOON: HAS "RIGHT TO WORK" HELPED OR HURT SOUTH CAROLINA?