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Most Americans realize that Labor Day is about celebrating workers, not union bosses. But that won’t stop Big Labor’s apologists from stealing the spotlight to demand more power.
The fact is, today’s unions are built on the government-granted privilege of compulsion. In the 23 states without Right to Work laws, employees can be fired for refusing to pay union dues or fees – even if they don’t want the union and never asked for it. Those workers and millions more have no choice but to accept union control over their wages and working conditions.
Union officials routinely funnel workers’ dues into political campaigns aimed at defending or expanding their already extensive special privileges. These privileges are frequently at odds with the rights and freedoms of the very rank-and-file workers union bosses purport to “represent.”
Unsurprisingly, President Joe Biden – who campaigned on being “the most pro-union president in American history” – is more than willing to undermine the rights of individual workers as he seeks to advance union boss power.
President Biden headlines a labor rally, on June 17,