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Unions Lose it Under Obama

Bernard83 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:56 AM
That is done by changing the rules regarding union participation in politics. Currently churches (which can be viewed as a sort of union) cannot be involved in politics if they wish to keep their tax exempt status. Public employee unions could be given a choice between political activism or collective bargaining. If they wanted to have the right to negotiate on behalf of their members they would have to agree not to be involved in politics in any way. If they wanted to remain involved in politics they would not be allowed to negotiate on behalf of their members. Probably not the best solution but I believe it would be a step in the right direction and fair to tax payers that are ultimately served but the public employees.

Alarm bells are going off for labor unions around the country.

Four years after electing the most pro-labor president of the last half-decade, it looks like the scheme has backfired.

In 2008 and 2012 labor unions used everything, including a little body English, ballot stuffing and voter intimidation to elect a president who would bring the prestige of presidential backing to recruitment efforts for labor unions.  

Since then not only have labor unions taken historic defeats in former union strongholds, like Wisconsin and Michigan, labor union membership is declining at a rate that will make them a...