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Charles Lane opposes public sector bargaining as well as forced dues. Charles Lane is a Post editorial writer, specializing in economic policy, financial issues and trade, and a contributor to the PostPartisan blog. In 2009 he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Writing. He is the author of two books: “The Day Freedom […]
The Northeast is getting older, and it’s going to cost them In 1990, Florida had already long been established as a mecca for retirees weary of snow and ice, and, with a median age of 36.2, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it was the oldest state in the country. By 2010 Florida’s median age had […]
Former Senator Jim DeMint, always a staunch Right to Work supporter, comments on the economic success Right to Work laws bring to states. The Washington Post has the story: Conservative ideas work. Numerous states are demonstrating that low taxes, right-to-work laws, school choice, energy development and other common-sense policies improve the lives of everyone. Conversely, […]
George Will comments on the economic impact of the Michigan Right to Work Law Rick Snyder, who is hardly a human cactus, warned Michigan’s labor leaders. The state’s mild-mannered Republican governor, currently in his first term in his first public office, has rarely been accused of being, or praised for being, a fire-breathing conservative. When […]
Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Tuesday, liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus lashed out against passage of Michigan’s right-to-work law: “Unions are reeling, and the more states that enact measures like this, the more unions will be reeling….unions aren’t going to survive when people have a choice of whether to ante up the dues or to get […]
Jennifer Rubin posts: The smack-down of Big Labor is noteworthy in a number of respects: 1. Union thugs resorted to violence that the mainstream media largely ignored and the White House refused to condemn. The association with union thuggery is a problem for “progressives.” 2. Democrats soon will have to find a substitute for the money […]
John Hayward, in Human Events Online, takes Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson to task for his failure to distinguish between coercion and voluntarism. Even Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, which later merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations to become the AFL-CIO, understood the difference. An unhappy Harold Meyerson, writing for […]