Happy Labor Day!
Happy Labor Day! Today was a day off work for many people across the United States. The holiday was created as a tribute to workers and unions and their accomplishments. Certainly, labor unions have a place in labor negotiations, but the reality is that unions have become corrupt political organizations.
Most unions are little more than Democrat activist organizations. Some even require members to volunteer for their local Democratic Party. Union bosses claim to fight for workers, but they really fight to line their own pockets. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s salary and benefits total $304,121 annually. The average CEO salary nationally is only $194,350 (this statistic includes small businesses).
Unions and their Democratic friends fight against Right-to-Work laws in the name of fighting for workers. Conveniently, states without Right-to-Work force workers to pay money to the partisan, profiteering unions, whether they like it or not. Talk about worker freedom! Democrats love to force people to pay for something they don’t want, claiming that it is for their good (see ObamaCare).
So on this Labor Day, let’s celebrate workers, businesses, and business owners, whose work creates a healthy economy built on free enterprise. Celebrate workers and what they can accomplish when they band together, but don’t celebrate the government forcing them to band together and dole out money to corrupt union bosses and their Democrat fan-clubs. Celebrate the American innovator, the American entrepreneur, and the American laborer, for our free market economy is something that truly makes America great.