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On Labor Day, James Sherk Counts the Cost of Government Unions

On Labor Day, Federalist Radio looks at the dangers of government unions.


On this special Labor Day edition of Federalist Radio, Ben takes a look at government unions and their impact on the modern American economy.

James Sherk, a Labor Policy Expert at the Heritage Foundation, reports that today, “there are more union workers in the U.S. Postal Service than in all of the auto industry.” Though unopposed to the free association of labor, Sherk says, “Government employment shouldn’t be a ticket to the easy life.”

Later Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, and David Dewhirst, litigation counsel for the Freedom Foundation, join the program. The two provide a legal snapshot of the court cases challenging entrenched public sector unions at the state and national level.

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