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Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Until recently, the vast majority of Americans, including even m

Until recently, the vast majority of Americans, including even many who were generally well-informed about public affairs, paid little attention to government unions, how pervasive they are, and how they operate. That began to change in early 2011, when the national med...
Until recently, the vast majority of Americans, including even many who were generally well-informed about public affairs, paid little attention to government unions, how pervasive they are, and how they operate. That began to change in early 2011, when the national media decided to give intense coverage to the Wisconsin protests orchestrated by Big Labor in response to Badger State Gov. Scott Walker's move at that time to roll back union monopoly bargaining in the public sector.

Nowadays Americans who follow the news are far more likely than they were in the past to know that the percentage of state and local government employees who are unionized is far greater than in the private sector (specifically, 5.5 times as great). But too little attention is still being paid to the root of the problem: state statutes and executive orders that grant union officials forced-union-dues and "exclusive bargaining" privileges over public servants like teachers, police officers and firefighters. That's one reason why Shadowbosses is such a valuable contribution to the ongoing public discussion over how to keep taxpayer costs for government employee compensation from spiraling out of control and improve the quality of schools and other government institutions.

Shadowbosses puts the focus exactly where it should be. As the book explains, for private-sector and government union bosses alike, the "highest priority" in negotiating contracts is a so-called "union security" provision "that allows the union to collect dues and fees" from every front-line worker in a business, "union member or not." Author Mallory Factor emphasizes: "This is the gold mine that fuels the government union movement."

posted by StanGreer on August 14, 2012

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5 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

This book is nothing more than warmed over hatred for working Am

This book is nothing more than warmed over hatred for working Americans
who have done nothing but try to better themselves through Unionizing.
Our Teachers, Firemen, Police and Sanitation workers all have benefited
from Union representation and now can actually raise fa...
This book is nothing more than warmed over hatred for working Americans
who have done nothing but try to better themselves through Unionizing.
Our Teachers, Firemen, Police and Sanitation workers all have benefited
from Union representation and now can actually raise families on the
wages now being paid . The Corporate Class has attempted (through books
like this) to instill jealousy of non Union Americans to destroy the
wage structure (paychecks) of all these hard working people. There is
nothing new here, just a paid schill saying the same things they said in
1939, 1969 and now in 2012....greed.

posted by PaulRyan on August 24, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    I have not read this book yet, but am intrigued to do so. I also

    I have not read this book yet, but am intrigued to do so. I also
    recommend The Devil at Our Doorstep which has true life accounts of how
    labor unions try to destroy American business.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    you must check it out.

    well written, and very informative,best book i have read in a long time. a must read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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