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The Fall of the House of Labor

OneForFreedom Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 1:05 PM
Outsider - perhaps it depends on the field you're in. I'm an engineer, and have worked in union and non-union companies. Doesn't matter to me, because there's no such thing as an engineers union. And unions have nothing to do with my pay scale, it's all supply and demand.

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....