It is good news for Americans that labor union membership fell to an historic low in 2011—11.8% of the wage and salary workforce. There are now only 14.8 million union members in the U.S. “In 1983, the first year for which comparable union data are available, the union membership rate was 20.1% and there were 17.7 million union workers.” [...]
This article first appeared on Reason.com and was written by David Harsanyi, a writer for Reason and a columnist at The Blaze. Follow him on Twitter @davidharsanyi. This article is reprinted with permission from the author.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men, women, and transgendered—and any other human [...]
It’s nice to have some good news for a change.
On Wednesday night, Republican senators convened on short notice and removed appropriations items from the bill to allow a vote on the remaining issues—including curbs on the collective-bargaining rights of public-employee unions. The vote to pass the amended bill was 18-1, with no Democratic senators [...]
Thousands of protesters gathered outside government headquarters this week, ultimately seizing the legislature building on Friday and Saturday. Estimates ran as high as 68,000 people crammed into the main square. Sunday marked the sixth day of protests organized by labor unions and university students. Protesters shouted angrily and signs denouncing the regime were evident everywhere. On Saturday, a [...]
By Jeff Harding.
I should start a series, “What’s Wrong With America.” Maybe this is my first post. I don’t think I can add anything to this.
Carnegie Hall Stagehand Moving Props Makes $530,044
Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) — After you practice for years and get to Carnegie Hall, it’s almost better to move music stands [...]
By Jeff Harding.
Damn, damn, damn, why can’t a politician …be more like a man? Men are so decent, such regular chaps; Ready to help you through any mishaps; Ready to buck you up whenever you’re glum. Why can’t a politician be a chum?
Why is thinking something politicians never do? And why is [...]