inhotwater wrote:Sorry I can't agree with your position that there is only one absolute truth in a view of partisan politics. For instance, I am a long time Union activist. I can't embrace the conservative view on trade Unionism. Not because the labor movement tells me I can't. But rather because history does. Conserative voting records tell the tail. I find nearly no one in the republican party who wil support labor issues. In fact, almost all legislation aimed at weakening the voice of working Americans is introduced by Republicans. That affects the way I look at things.
Monopoly by either side is bad. In the past, market forces often gave employers no choice but to impose inhuman labor conditions in order to survive. It wasn't always greed. Unions, by imposing a more level playing field on employers often benefited both. A voice speaking up for labor was also a good thing. However unions can be just as nasty as employers as i am sure you are aware of the many instances of featherbedding and the squeezing of employers to the point of bankruptcy.
Conservatives hold that the rights of an individual take precedence over anything else. Naturally this conflicts with any collective movement whether by labor or government.
Government employee unions are pure evil as they are not subject to market forces as private sector unions are. They are consumers of wealth rather than producers.