The Left And Labor Unions
Unions stand at the core of the Democratic coalition today. They are the last organizations remaining on the liberal side that can effectively appeal to white, working-class men in the Rust Belt swing states. They were crucial to President Barack Obama’s victory there.Read the entire essay HERE.
Can the liberalism mobilized by Obama’s re-election sustain itself in the absence of a vibrant union movement? The history of this nation and that of virtually every other Western democracy argues to the contrary.
One helluva battle is coming, not a battle on the legislative floor. It will be a battle in the streets.