Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

UFCW: Workers’ Rights … Right After the Money

If a union official tells you that he’s looking to add to his membership just to help out the workers, you’d be forgiven for asking one or two pertinent follow-up questions. Like, say, how they choose the places they want to organize. In Colorado, a UFCW organizer explained how he picked some casinos over others: “We’re going after casinos making huge amounts of money.”

Two questions: 1) Are the employees of a successful casino somehow more deserving of union representation than are employees of a faltering enterprise, and 2) isn’t this more or less an unintentional admission that a union could help kill off a faltering business?

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