I saw the mealy-mouthed expressions of support for labor unions from the officials of the Biden administration, and they really raised my hackles. Hundreds of thousands of Central Americans are being dragged across the border precisely because they’ll never organize and never demand any rights. Yes, organized labor was a great invention of humanity but it’s been destroyed by this habit of flooding the labor market with cheap, mute, terrified workers you can abuse as much as you want and them throw out like discarded Kleenex when a fresh shipment comes in.
Yes, Republicans have been terrible to labor, too. But they aren’t running around, congratulating themselves on being the party of labor. I have no beef with people who sincerely believe in free markets and see unions as an obstacle to economic development. I disagree but I respect their position. It’s the dishonesty I can’t stand. You can’t simultaneously be for unions and for open borders. It’s not possible. Choose one and stick with it. Don’t tell us you are pro-union as you are marching a crowd of strikebreakers across the picket line.