Many years ago, unions were necessary to protect the workers from the powerful barons that in practice ruled this country. However, today unions have become barons themselves, serving their own self interest and not necessarily that of the workers (and certainly not the interest of the end consumer).
Our founding fathers in structuring the governing body of this country were wise enough to know that those in power should only have their positions for a limited time. In essence, this (attempted to keep at least) kept the politicians "honest". I believe that this same principal should be applied in the unions vs business debate. However, given today's economy and the need to stimulate business, now is not the time to empower the union side of the equation.
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