I don’t get why you can’t seem to connect the dots, the reason these non union jobs suck now more than ever is related to the drop in union membership. It’s been the plan for years, make the unions the scapegoat for every issue, because unions were the only unified force against exploitation of workers. How people cannot make this connection is beyond me. When the last union is crushed a new scapegoat such as minimum wage will be created. After that you’ll all then be set against one another for whatever scraps you are offered.
Correlation does not equal causality. There are many factors that have lead to the decline in unions and the decline of the American worker. Some of them might be shared but many are not. Some of the largest unions priced themselves out of existence like the UAW. Most others have been hurt by globalization, but that has also affected many non-union workers. Just like most of the rest of our problems, there are many causes, and few obvious solutions.
Unions are certainly not “scapegoats for every issue” nor will they be our salvation. They are just another issue that will serve to divide the masses, much like religion, abortion, race, …
“Correlation does not equal causality” seems to be a blanket defense to very obvious truths . The UAW did not price themselves out of job, the cars they were building were in the same range as the imports. The product they were building, which they had no hand in designing or developing, was deemed inferior to imports so people stopped buying them. The Auto industry went down because of an inferior product, not unions. Mark my words, now the unions are going under, minimum wage and workplace protection will be next.