Today’s Houston Chronicle features a column lambasting the Service Employees International Union for its stance on immigration reform. Whatever your position, the author says “any self-respecting union would blow its top at the very suggestion of a massive new guest-worker program.” SEIU officials are “backing a proposal to greatly expand the supply of low-cost labor pouring into the United States.”
It’s hard to believe that the SEIU’s leaders are dumb. Rather, they ignore the law of supply and demand to cover another agenda. Thus, one can’t be sure whether the SEIU aspires to be a union representing workers or an arm of the National Council of La Raza, a group that claims to further the interests of Hispanics — and does a lousy job of it.