Over the Labor Day weekend, Capital Research Center President Terry Scanlon published an excellent op-ed in the Washington Times, “A Desperate Struggle For Survival,” analyzing Big Labor’s efforts to influence the coming elections:
Labor unions are a relic, a unique product of 19th-century demographics and an early-20th-century industrial economy. In the 21st century, workers live longer, are more mobile, change jobs often and serve an increasingly service- and information-driven economy, factors ill-suited to the old labor ways. In the face of such hostile socioeconomic forces, Big Labor bosses see the continued power of liberals in Washington, and especially the prospect of the mass unionization of health care workers under Obamacare – as their last, best hope.
And they are right.
Read the whole thing here.