Unions and Government: A Suicide Pact for Everyone

February 17, 2012 05:07

So in their effort to “help” unions, the Department of Labor and the NLRB will hobble our economy. Reducing domestic economic activity will have a ripple effect around the globe, reducing the level of exports of those very things that are produced largely by union labor, which will result in layoffs of union members. – American Thinker


By Jim Yardley at American Thinker


The U.S. Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are taking action to make it easier for union bosses to force non-union plants to organize. This flies in the face of economic reality, although it does fit nicely with Obama’s ideology and his re-election campaign strategy.


What the union leaders (and the Obama administration) seem too short-sighted to realize is that this policy, and the resulting overall reduction in jobs and domestic wages, will also impede the ability of Americans to buy domestically produced goods when said goods are sold at costs driven by increased wage levels not moderated by the recognition of competition for those very jobs.


Increasing taxation appears to have exactly the same impact as increasing tariffs and other impediments to international trade.


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