I noticed a book review somewhere and this one, There is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America, by historian Philip Dray, looks interesting.
Funny timing too, since for months around here we’ve been getting both libeled and slandered by the politicians trying to avoid putting their hands up and taking the blame for the fiscal mess that they themselves created. That in turn has led to the typically ignorant segment of the public believing the lies, omissions and half-truths the politicians are spewing about us, with the help of integrity-challenged media outlets.
Unions have, especially in recent years, been easy targets for the fact-challenged. Without getting into all kinds of details, unions, just like anything else, have good things to offer as well as bad. Everyone talks about the bad things, but do they ever mention the working conditions Big Business and Big Industry are dying to impose if not for organized labor?