Three different takes on unions today

From Salon: The “middle class” myth: Here’s why wages are really so low today

From The Economist: Fast-food condemnation: Trade unions grill the nation’s burger joints

From The Daily Signal: Unions Need to be Reinvented

 

About the article:

Who is the author of this article? When/where was it published?

What kinds of support does the author use?  What kinds of rhetorical techniques?

About the issue:

According to the article, what kind of workers are in unions? What kind of people should be in unions, and why? What should unions do for those workers?

How have things changed for the middle class and the working class over the last few decades?