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Paperback / 48 pages
ISBN: 1594035903
PUBLISHED: 4/26/2011


Government Unions and the Bankrupting of America

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.


About the Author

Daniel DiSalvo is an assistant professor of political science at the City College of New York – CUNY. He has written about American political parties, elections, labor unions, and public policy. He has written on these topics for National Affairs, The Public Interest, The Weekly Standard, Commentary, New York Daily News, The Tocqueville Review, Congress & the Presidency, and the Journal of Policy History.

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