Big Labor’s Forced-Unionism Trifecta

Kimberley Strassel recently wrote an article laying out Big Labor’s 2008 agenda for readers of the Wall Street Journal’s “Potomac Watch” section.

“As Gerald McEntee, the savvy head of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, succinctly put it,” she wrote, “Big Labor is looking for a ‘trifecta’ – the Oval Office, the House and a filibuster-proof Senate. And after that, the biggest rewrite of labor law in modern America.”

But it’s not a done deal yet.

“This is an all-in bet for them in 2008,” says Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Committee, a group that fights down in the trenches against coercive union power. “As market cycles go, they’re in their peak, we’re in our trough, and they’re looking for a clear two-year run” in an all-Democrat Washington.”