Government Unions and the Bankrupting of America

Government Unions and the Bankrupting of America

by Daniel DiSalvo
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Government Unions and the Bankrupting of America by Daniel DiSalvo

Government-workers unions have been political juggernauts in the U.S. since the unseen collective-bargaining-rights revolution of the 1960s and ’70s. These unions are different and more powerful than those that battle owners and managers in the private sector. To advance their interests, unions in the public sector have created cartels with their political allies, mostly in the Democratic Party, to the exclusion of the taxpaying public.

In this Broadside, Daniel DiSalvo shows us how this government takeover happened and tells us what can be done to protect the public interest. The fiscal consequences have already proven dire and threaten the long-term power and prestige of the United States on the world stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594035906
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 04/26/2011
Series: Encounter Broadsides Series
Pages: 47
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Daniel DiSalvo is an Assistant Professor of Political Science the City College of New York – CUNY. He received his doctorate in Politics from the University of Virginia and was previously Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Professor at Amherst College. His work focuses on American political parties, elections, labor unions, and public policy. He has written on these topics for both scholarly and popular publications, including National Affairs, The Public Interest, The Weekly Standard, Commentary, The New York Daily News, The Tocqueville Review, Congress & the Presidency, and The Journal of Policy History.

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