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Feeling the Squeeze

January 23rd, 2013 - 10:36 am

Cue up the World’s Smallest Violin™ for the public union workers of the world:

The nation’s labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, led by losses among public sector workers in cash-strapped states, cities, counties and towns.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unionization rate fell from 11.8 percent to 11.3 percent of all workers, the lowest level since the 1930s.

The first thing that comes to mind is, “Good.” Public sector unions are an unaffordable abomination. I’m usually the last person to start a sentence with “There oughta be a law…” but there really ought to be one against public sector extortion organizations.

If private sector unions are going to survive in this country, they have got to give up this fantasy that their members are best represented by trying to put employers out of business. Otherwise, they too are doomed.

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