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Congress & Labor’s 2007 Hijinks: A Review

In his syndicated column summarizing Congress’s “achievements” in 2007, writer George Will includes this round-up of what was done on behalf of organized labor:

Bruce Raynor, president of the union Unite Here, expressed organized labor’s compassionate liberalism when he urged sparing workers the burden of democracy: “There’s no reason to subject workers to an election.” The House agreed, voting for “card check” organizing that strips workers of their right to a secret ballot when deciding for or against unionization of their workplace. Senate Republicans blocked this, but the Senate Democrats voted to cripple the Department of Labor agency that requires union bosses to explain how they spend their members’ money.

Click here to read the whole depressing tale of a Congress “[h]ell bent on driving its approval rating into single digits.”

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