From Reuters this weekend comes a reminder for some and a new alert for others:
If the Democrats hold both houses of the U.S. Congress and take the White House in the 2008 elections, America’s struggling unions plan to trade their political support for a raft of labor-friendly bills.
“It’s early to say but if the Democrats were to take the presidency,” as well as Congress, said Bill Samuel, legislation director of the AFL-CIO labor federation, “this could be an opportunity for historic change.”
Analysts say Big Labor will push for legislation to make forming unions easier, restrict free-trade pacts, raise corporate taxes and reform the creaking health-care system.
Of course, the article mentions the grossly misnamed Employee Free Choice Act, which would empower labor leaders by disenfranchising working Americans. Gotta love the power grab by DC’s most-special interest.