I have never been an especial friend of organized labor because by the time I reached political consciousness, Big Labor had gone from being a righteous force hoping to meet the owners of capital on an equal footing to an entitled deadweight on the American economy.
That was 40 years ago, and today the pendulum has swung far into the favor of management and capital. We need a rebalancing, lest the nation find itself in a war between socialism and democracy.
The current occupant of the White House, lacking anything resembling an educated feel for the tides of history, misses this entirely. Worse, he has no respect for labor because he never put in a hard day’s work in his life, never had to work for anyone but daddy or himself, and never had to live on minimum wage.
This is a liability that will eventually cost him dearly with his base.
Happy Labor Day.