The Suicide of Unions

The recent vote by workers in Tennessee not to set up labor councils at Volkswagen operations is another stunning defeat for unions.  The power of these unions, once among the most feared in American politics, has imploded in the last three years.  Republicans in state government, who are much more principled conservatives than Washington Republicans, have been courageous and wise. Scott Walker and his modest plans to bring public employee unions back into the realm of fiscal sanity were attacked in a prolonged and vicious campaign rarely seen in politics today.  Wisconsin has historically been a state in which unions held great sway.  Walker and his Wisconsin Republicans, however, remained firm in every battle and won every battle.  Governor Walker is now favored to win re-election, and if Walker wins, he will and should be among potential presidential hopefuls.  Is there any reason why next year Wisconsin Republicans...(Read Full Article)

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