Diary

The Obama Administration And Labor Policy

I have a column in The New Ledger on how the Obama Administration aims to shape labor policy. Since this issue does not get enough attention, and since the kind of changes the Administration is seeking in labor policy will be so consequential if enacted, it is important for those who do not accept the talking points put out by Big Labor to get their message out as well. Here is the general gist of mine:

Ask a random group of people what they believe the Obama Administration’s chief domestic policy objective to be, and chances are that the overwhelming majority of them — if not all of them — will respond “fixing the economy.”

Ask a random group of people what they believe the Obama Administration’s second most important domestic policy objective to be, and chances are that most of them will respond “health care reform.”

Ask a random group of people what they believe the Obama Administration’s sleeper domestic issue to be, and you will probably get a lot of blank stares.

It’s a pity that more people are not aware of just how consequential the Administration’s labor policy activities will be. The Administration aims to implement a whole host of changes in labor policy that will radically alter the relationship between unions and employers. These policies will have a dramatic effect not just on the lives of individual Americans, but on our economy as a whole. Discussions of labor policy usually make eyes glaze over, but it is high time we paid close attention to how Washington treats this important issue. The Obama Administration is cheerfully working to craft and implement disastrous labor policies that will only serve to reward unions with greater political power at the expense of genuine workplace fairness and economic growth itself.