Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Robert Reich: Why the Republican War on Workers' Rights Undermines the American Economy

Robert Reich--who I believe was in Clinton's cabinet--has missed the boat in the quarrel against Unions. First, he equates Unions with Government Employee Unions--they are two different things. Next, Reich claims:
The American economy can't get out of neutral until American workers have more money in their pockets to buy what they produce. And unions are the best way to give them the bargaining power to get better pay.
Unions per se, are not the problem. Jobs are the problem, and Unions do not create jobs. Unions have higher pay than non-union workers. If anyone should be protesting it is non-union workers. However, Discerning Citizen presents one of the problems with Unions:
The conflicts of interest between unions giving campaign contributions to leftist politicians who in turn negotiate contracts are far too obvious.
It is their advocacy--by spending tax dollars--for pro-abortion and homosexual causes that should mandate the elimination of Unions immediately.

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