Unions and the Rust Belt


Just a few pictures here.

Draw your own conclusions






Closed Auto Plant in Detroit







I invite your thoughts. ~ TD

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I have my doubt that my libtard trolls will leave a comment… plus they hate you guys… keep up the good work!!


Unions had a purpose many years ago,but then they forgot why they existed,and at that time they should have shut down. Now,all they do is artificially raise business’ operating expenses to pay their own management big money. In a Free Market System pay and benefits vs. production finds its own balance just fine without the Unions’ interference.

Steven Broiles

Unions do share their part of the blame for what has happened: They’re corrupt. But let us get the Big Picture here: We have been living through the playbook of decisions made by men who have been dead for many years. The decision was made during the Eisenhower years to deindustrialize this country and the action began during the Kennedy years. It was incremental, and accelerated during the Reagan years, and took off in the Bush I years, especially with NAFTA and GATT. Ultimately, we have to trace this back to the ROOT: The Federal Reserve System with its debt-based… Read more »


What you see are what happens when you have out of control unions, that have out served their purpose, and an EPA that is doing the bidding of their Prez.
We are paying the salaries of people working in this admin., that their total job is doing nothing but union work, on our dime.

Good article and I would love to see the results of the attacks on people that have legal ponds on their own land, the attack on small farmers and small businesses. There is a war in America and it is against the citizens of this country.

Dr. Eowyn

According to economic theory, countries economically compete in the world based on the principle of Comparative Advantage. Thus, when the U.S. became a mature industrial economy, manufacturing wages became so high that we were/are out-competed by rising industrializing economies whose wages are much lower. Being an open instead of a closed economy with import restrictions like high tariffs, U.S. manufacturers simply took their jobs elsewhere — to countries like China and Mexico. (Now China is beginning to lose its comparative advantage, their workers’ wages having risen. That’s why increasingly, we’re seeing products with “Made in India” or Vietnam or …… Read more »


Jesus said that we will always have the poor with us (Matt. 26:11). Perhaps His wisdom went further beyond what we normally would see, that earthy economic systems cannot sustain opportunities and wealth for everyone for long periods of time. Natural economic outcomes preclude that. Add unions and the government officials they corrupt to the mix and things go down the tubes faster, even for healthy systems.


Excellent post and topic, TD!

Since communists took over the unions, our country has been in steady decline.


If you think jobs are heading oversees now, just wait until Barry Hussein Obastard’s shiny new Employment Prevention Agency (EPA) regs kick in.

It isn’t just the energy segment of the economy that is going to be negatively impacted, either.

Worse still is that, thanks to gubbermint ejumikashion, most Americans today don’t even understand the economics of their own employment, which government has figured out how to exploit to exponentially expand its own power.


Roth Kingman
Roth Kingman

This was a powerful set of pics. But the issue of union vs non union is very unsettling. It is a pin-pong ball in history, and has good and bad aspects for workers. RAH

Jeremy West
Jeremy West

I’m currently in the middle of watching my job being sent out for cheap ( inferior labor ) I’m a steelworker and I love what I do , we work hard , long hours but it never bothered us . I do feel some at the top of the union leadership didn’t help the situation but when all is said and done it will be another abondoned steel mill that at one time made a great product and employed hundreds of blue color men and women