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The Fall of the House of Labor

OneForFreedom Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 12:57 PM
Good posts Corbett - I'm at the end of the boomer gen (born 1961) but I don't expect to benefit from SS/Medicare - though I sure paid (and of course am still paying) enough into that. As far as consumer economy goes, one driver is the fast pace at which electronic h/w changes. I'm trying to get my 13 year old to see the value in NOT wanting the newest all the time - I can show him quite a few computers I wasted my money on, which are now good for doorstops. If only I'd bought Microsoft, Intel and Apple STOCK in the '80's...

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....