For years, unions have created a myth around manufacturing in the United States having been destroyed by the [ insert perjorative here ].
The fact is, manufacturing is not dead in the United States. It is a myth created to mislead the public on unions' own destructiveness on companies and the jobs of employees. What union bosses have been screaming about is, in fact, the decline of unionized manufacturing.
While all manufacturing has decreased since America's current economic recession began, from 1983 through 2006, union-free manufacturing had actually increased by 52,000 jobs.
This chart may help explain in more vivid terms how distorted the union bosses' arguments are:
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
Cross-posted at LaborUnionReport.com