Coercive Character of Wisconsin Unions on Display

Liberty Letters, Dennis Behreandt

When state workers in the form of organized labor collectively bargain for higher rates of pay and benefits what is really happening is that a privileged group is attempting to use the coercive power of the state to transfer property from the majority of taxpayers to a favored minority — themselves.

In Wisconsin in 2010, taxpayers indicated that they could no longer afford expansive government outlays of state monies, and elected a governor and a majority of lawmakers to reduce spending. This, they have attempted to do.

In protesting, demonstrating, and resisting legislation, organized labor has chosen to publicly display their essentially coercive character.


Source: Excerpt from Dennis Behreandt’s column, Wisconsin Labor Unions and the Marxist Fallacy of Surplus Value.