June 30, 2008

White Pines Union Club

Unions are typically thought of as fighting for the rights of the little guy, right? But, don't they often end up being privileged institutions instead? For example, the benefits are better for those WITHIN the union. But, there's a limited membership, just by the nature of competition and the fact that unions raise benefits. So, the existence of the union actually increases the chance of a laborer NOT getting a job. That sounds more like the country club premise the union was built to suppress?