The Enemy’s Org Chart
Today’s Providence Journal article on organized labor in the state is must-reading. This passage is particularly telling:
But organized labor also has a strong voice in discussions about over health-care cuts for the poor, reduced benefits for foster children, environmental causes like such as recycling, and even gay marriage.
Rhode Island unions have formed unique partnerships with a host of seemingly unrelated environmental and social advocacy groups. Through this, relatively weak organizations gain a stronger voice in state affairs. And In exchange, labor unions strengthen political alliances, expand their bank of volunteers that help elect pro-labor candidates, and improve their image.
Anybody find it curious that all of labor leaders’ efforts to “improve their image” (their excuse to members for their unrelated activities, no doubt) have a leftward tilt?
I think the heat is embellishing my need for a vacation (or maybe just a full night’s sleep). I’d misread the table on which I commented earlier, so I’ve deleted the chart. There’s still a more subtle point to make, but it’ll have to wait on a bit of yard work.