But while labor has lost the confidence of American workers, they still have friends in high places – the highest of places – working diligently to keep them a relevant force.
Look no further than the most recent intercession by Big Labor’s patron agency, the NLRB, in the unprecedented green lighting of micro-unions. The agency’s new rule provides for the formation of multiple unions within a single business, ratcheting up the costs on small business owners already struggling to keep up with burdensome regulations.
It was one of the most brazen breaches of labor laws in the last half-century. And yet, somehow, union flacks like Hindrey would have you believe that unions are being unfairly edged out. Such hypocrisies are simply par the course for Big Labor, though.
Until such a time as labor organizers and their allies stop conflating the freedom to organize with forced unionization, labor unions and their leaders will never address the fundamental issue driving their decline. Workers don’t trust them.