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You’ve Got Junk Mail: Union Bosses Hostage to Their Own Rhetoric

It can be hard to take union bosses seriously sometimes. They frequently lack such basic self-awareness that they can’t comprehend why people either don’t want to join a union or want to drop the union altogether. Today’s email newsletter from the AFL-CIO office once again shows how out of touch they are.

Pointing to passage of an economically dubious minimum wage hike, the AFL-CIO says:

The 134-day minimum wage hostage crisis comes to an end. Senate Republicans bottled up the wage hike in January but relented yesterday with passage of a supplemental spending bill that included the $2.10-an-hour increase.

Likening passage of a policy to ending a hostage crisis is way over the line.

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