THEY VITIATE rights of property, free association, movement, and commerce. They utilize coercion to gain their ends. They exercise monopoly power in the most unnatural way possible — with state connivance. Even in those situations made of hard choices where they have claimed to have come to the aid of the downtrodden, there was state connivance and the kind of dirty power politics exhibited today by the AFL/CIO. While my heart aches for the wage slaves that unions purport to aid, I can’t escape the fact that they seek to right one sin by committing another, greater one. That, now, as their power and influence wanes, they seek to expand their base by ever-more-despicable methods only serves as an appositive.
Look for the union label, then buy the other one.