What I Fear March 14, 2011
The poll shows that, while Americans do not greatly love labor unions overall, they seem to want to defend the collective bargaining rights of the public sector. What is frightening about this is that the public is very cynical nowadays about the officials it elects, but may be very friendly to government workers and bureaucrats that it does not elect. This is a frightening trend for those who like electoral democracy; I confess I have been worried about this trend for some time.
Related: Majority in Poll Back Employees in Public Sector Unions” by Michael Cooper at NYTimes.com