Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Does a GOP Win Mean Unions Lose?

Probably not. We have to get all the way to the end of this times story about labor fears of a GOP-controlled House to get this paragraph:

"Mr. Samuel predicted that labor could stop any Republican legislative offensive. “When Republicans won control of the House in 1994, they tried to roll back 60 years of labor protections for workers, but we fought them to a stalemate,” he said. “If the Republicans attempt that again, I think this story will repeat itself.”"

Well, of course! Tomorrow, Democrats will still probably control the Senate -- albeit by a narrower, more easily filibustered margin. They'll also still control the White House. What this means is that unions will find it nearly impossible to advance their agenda -- but union-busting Republicans really won't have much room to run, either. It'll be gridlock, for better and for worse.

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