David A. Zonderman teaches American labor history at North Carolina State University.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Reasons All Workers Should Support Unions
The current assault on collective-bargaining rights shows that ideology and smash-mouth politics can triumph over economic reality. Unions did not cause our economic mess: Greedy bankers drove the financial system to the brink of collapse. Moreover, public workers’ desire for decent wages and benefits is not busting state budgets: The same recession is starving states of essential revenue.