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Mailbag: Unions Have Gone Way Of Dinosaurs

James Bond: Unions are soooooooooooo yesterday. Heck, they are still trying to fight the Right to Work war! HA! They lost it big back then, and they’d lose it worse today. Unions are an early 20th century answer to problems that were largely eliminated by the middle of the 20th century. They are not needed, and they are bad for the economy.

DFO: Unions worked their way out of effectiveness by demanding too much in a changing economic environment and by becoming corrupt. On the other hand, big business isn’t exactly benevolent. Ask the Silver Valley mine pensioners. Choosing between big business and unions feels the same as choosing between Democrats and Republicans. You know the party takes care of its own interest first and if something trickles down to the schmucks that support it, that’s OK, too.


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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