Tag Archives: Public sector unions

Where Are the Labor Unions? The Public Sector….

Excellent chart from the BLS on the union affiliation of U.S. wage and salary workers. We’ve noted the differences between public vs. private sector unions in prior posts.   Here is the WSJ cited in one of those posts, …unlike in … Continue reading

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“Fort Sumter” Opens Fire: Battle for the Public Sector Is On

The battle for the public sector is on.  The Governor of Wisconsin just announced what amounts to be the abolishment of public sector unions in his state.   What an incredible contrast of the health of the private sector x/banks, reflected … Continue reading

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State and Local Governments, Man Your Battle Stations!

Take a look at the new cover of the Economist. We have been all over the coming “battle royal” between the state and local governments and their public sector unions, but not as much as Mike Shedlock over at the … Continue reading

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