Our View: Unions do a lot for local workers

The work of labor unions are as important now as it has been during the last 130 years.

Nationwide, there are political and corporate interests invested in eroding unions and centralizing power amid the employers.

Take Gov. Scott Walker’s battles against unions in Wisconsin and the state’s move to a right-to-work state. Workers’ unions have been crippled by pressure from Walker and his supporters. The winners of course are the companies who can cut back benefits in favor of profits and tell workers to either take it or leave. The workers who are forced to take lowered wages and reduced benefit...


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