February 26, 2015

OF COURSE REPUBLICANS OPPOSE WAGES...:

Wisconsin, Workers and the 2016 Election (THE EDITORIAL BOARD, FEB. 26, 2015, NY Times)

The Republican-dominated Senate in Wisconsin passed a bill this week to weaken the state's private-sector unions. Similar to "right-to-work" laws in 24 other states, the bill would prevent unions from requiring dues or other fees from workers they represent in collective bargaining, a crippling constraint. The Republican-run Assembly is expected to pass the bill next week, and Gov. Scott Walker, who stripped Wisconsin's public employees of collective bargaining rights in 2011 and is now eyeing the Republican presidential nomination, has said he would sign it.

In a nation where the long decline in unions has led to a pervasive slump in wages, Republicans' support for anti-union legislation is at odds with their professed commitments to helping the middle class.


...the question is : are wages the best way to redistribute wealth in the modern economy?

Posted by at February 26, 2015 3:53 PM
  

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