Chapter I:

Big Labor's identity crisis


Policy: Labor

Big Labor's identity crisis

By Sean Higgins | 04/28/14 12:00 AM

Big Labor's identity crisis

Back in the 1950s, unions were taken for granted as a part of American life. Their leaders could even be bipartisan when the occasion required working with political leaders on both sides of the aisle. Not today. Big Labor represents far fewer workers, and its leaders are closely tied to the...
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Policy: Labor

The decline of the labor union

By Sean Higgins | 04/28/14 12:00 AM

The decline of the labor union

A massive snowstorm hit Chattanooga, Tenn., on Feb. 13, forcing the Volkswagen plant to close in the middle of an historic election to decide whether its workers would join the United Auto Workers union.
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Policy: Budgets & Deficits

Public employees unions help boost state debt crisis

By Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 04/28/14 12:00 AM

Public employees unions help boost state debt crisis

Federal government debt of $18 trillion represents just a fraction of America's total debt. States hold an additional $5 trillion in liability, of which $4.4 trillion represents debt for pensions and other post-employment benefits, according to the fourth annual State Debt Report, published...
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Out Of Touch With America: Are Unions Obsolete?


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Written by

Sean Higgins

Senior Writer
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Edited by

Charles Hoskinson

Deputy Opinion Editor
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