Samuel Gompers

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  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    GREER: Voluntary unions serve workers, not bosses

    At the beginning of February, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law H.B. 1001, a measure prohibiting union officials from taking money from employees' paychecks as a condition of getting or keeping a job. Indiana thus became America's 23rd right-to-work state.

  • SHERK: Unions want more - from taxpayers

    The labor movement recently marked a historic transformation: A majority of union members now work not in the private sector, but in government. The movement that once fought to raise the wages of ordinary workers has turned into one that fights to raise their taxes.

  • Ronald Reagan

    EDITORIAL: Back to the future with the Gipper

    Samuel Gompers, one of the first labor leaders in this country, said that Labor Day was a time to pledge ourselves to an even greater effort in the coming year. Samuel Gompers knew that the key to a prosperous future is to have faith in it, and that's why for him, Labor Day stood for a celebration of tomorrow's promise and possibilities.

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