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by Walter Scott Hudson, contributed to David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog on May 12.
Labor unions claim to champion the Worker, confronting management in pursuit of “fair” compensation. However, the real enemies of organized labor have always been competing non-union workers.
We need look no further than the word “scab.” This pejorative reference to someone who crosses a picket line was coined for a single purpose, to coerce behavior through intimidation.
That’s the only way a union can function. The only way to prevent people from filling vacancies left by strike is to – well, prevent them. That is why conservatives tend to oppose organized labor, not because there is anything inherently wrong with collective bargaining, but because we detest coercion. Continue Reading HuffPo Brushes Off Blogger Strike as Hypocritical “Scabs” Keep Writing…