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America Needs Union Competition
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Commentary/Politics

Category: Guest Commentaries

2010-06-09 11:15:40

I agree with President Barack Obama that we need more labor unions. However, I disagree with his approach.

Full disclosure: I have been a dues-payer to both the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the National Education Association (NEA) unions. My sympathies are heavily tilted toward the interests of the men and women who do the work that makes America go.

For that reason, I strongly oppose the dishonestly named "Employee Free Choice Act," which aims to deprive workers of secret ballots when voting for or against union representation. You don't benefit workers by stripping them of basic democratic protections.


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How to Kiss Your Job Goodbye
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Commentary/Politics

Category: Guest Commentaries

2009-08-27 14:55:41

If you want to understand one of the major explanations for unemployment in America, you need only look as far as Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, home of the Mercury Marine company, for the answer: labor unions seeking to extort more than the fair market share for their work from their employers.


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