ETHICS, UNIONS, and UNIONIZATION
I’ve long suspected that the rampant liberalism of the 1960s would have toxic effects on our society in the future. The future is now. That being said, I propose the following:
[My own well-documented research in this area in preparation of my MBA thesis (Unionization And The Professional; Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1970) was done at the very time the movement was active, so I have more than a passing knowledge of the subject. An interview with Fred Siegel by Matthew Kaminski (Wall Street Journal, November 26-27, 2011) brings it into sharper focus.]
Believe it or else: our current financial crisis is in large part a result of public sector unions. The decline of the blue-collar worker in the ’50s resulted in decline in union membership, heralding a decline in union stature and commensurate decline in union power. In order to survive, unions had to look elsewhere for membership. Failing in their attempts to unionize private sector (the economy) professionals and white-collar workers, they turned their efforts to the public sector.