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Labor must learn from its setbacks

Labor’s biggest wish, the Orwellianly titled “Employee Free Choice Act” (which would have abolished secret ballots in union elections) never passed. Public-sector initiatives like Wisconsin’s collective bargaining reforms and Michigan’s passage of a right-to-work law dented union power. And last year, union membership fell to its lowest level since 1916...

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Walmart: Victim Of A Partisan National Labor Relations Board

Walmart is a company that Big Labor and its allies love to hate. Despite a coordinated media campaign vilifying the company and “hit and run” walk-outs aimed at disrupting operations, Walmart’s 1.3 million employees remain largely beyond Labor’s reach. The projected “nationwide” walk-outs of “thousands of employees” have fizzled. And the fact that Walmart’s new CEO began working for the company in 1984 as a warehouse distribution clerk clearly demonstrates that the unsubstantiated union charge that Walmart workers are trapped in low-level minimum wage jobs is untrue...

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Supreme Court Case Exposes Union Greed, But Will The Justices Turn A Blind Eye?

Labor unions try hard to craft a public image of caring about “the little guy” and fighting to make him better off.  Often, however, that image is the opposite of the truth. Unions are big, untaxed, businesses seeking to maximize their power and revenues. Often they conspire with politicians to loot workers who just want the union to leave them alone...

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