All unions not created equal

posted by
February 23, 2011
The Orange County Register    
Posted in LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"Bona fide labor unions work within a free-market system, where firms compete for customers. Public works are noncompetitive, however. Workers who belong to public-sector unions conduct their labor negotiations without their employers facing any competitors. The U.S. Postal Service, for example, has a monopoly over first-class mail delivery; teachers at public schools work for monopolistic employers -- student attendance is required, and funds are confiscated through taxation. ... [T]here are no alternatives, and, in most cases, one cannot refuse to deal with these workers. So public-sector unions are not genuine free-market agents." (02/23/11)  

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