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The Fall of the House of Labor

Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 12:45 PM
Actually, unions are only one factor in jobs going overseas. We may also blame excessive government regulation and a tax scheme that punishes productivity. Also, the quality of the workers is increasing overseas, but because of our education system, the quality of American workers is decreasing. There are many factors -- not just the unions.

In 1958, Senate Minority Leader William Knowland, his eye on the 1960 GOP nomination coveted by fellow Californian Richard Nixon, went home and declared for governor.

Knowland's plan: Ride to victory on the back of Proposition 18, the initiative to make right-to-work the law in the Golden Land. Prop. 18 was rejected 2 to 1. Knowland's career was over, and the Republicans were decimated nationally for backing right-to-work.

Badly burned, the party for years ran away from the issue.

This history makes what happened in Michigan, cradle of the United Auto Workers, astonishing. A GOP legislature passed and Gov....