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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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Public Sector Unions are a Shadow Political Party

There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that establishes or condones the use of collective bargaining by federal workers.  The Founding Fathers did not want a separate elite political class to seize political control of the country, yet that is exactly what has happened since the establishment of public sector unions. 

 

How public sector unions obtained this power is a little-discussed phenomenon, since the media are largely supportive of this seizure of power and administrative control of public policy...

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