They just can’t help themselves. The day after the unions in Wisconsin suffered a devastating strategic defeat in a fight they picked in a place they picked, Joann Ginal, the presumptive Democratic nominee for Colorado State House District 52 (centered in Larimer County and Ft. Collins), had this to say about unions:
“Unions are [a] democracy in the workplace. And I think we’ve just experienced something last night that is going to make us work even harder for a people’s voice. Unions are the voice of workers. Unions are the voice of the middle class. And I just want to state [that].”
If that’s true, then the middle class and workers have severe laryngitis. Union membership as a portion of the work force has declined over the last 60 years from roughly 1/3 to just under 1/8, and is now majority public-sector workers:
Unions are no longer the voice of workers. Instead, the Democratic Party, dependent on public sector union money, manpower, and organization, is increasingly the voice of government workers, and therefore, of government itself.