Saturday, February 26, 2011


If my twitter stream is any evidence, I think some people need to be reminded that many tactics in support of the public workers unions in Wisconsin are illegal under the Taft-Hartley Act:

The Taft–Hartley Act prohibited jurisdictional strikes, wildcat strikes, solidarity or political strikes, secondary boycotts, secondary or "common situs" picketing, closed shops, and monetary donations by unions to federal political campaigns.

Myself included. I had either forgotten, or have always been unaware, how strictly the US regulates "union" activity, until I was reminded by a friend yesterday.