Monday, March 1, 2021

WOW: Biden Goes All In On Amazon Union Vote

As one Twitter observer commented, "Not even FDR went this far to promote a union vote."

More than 5,800 workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., are in the middle of a seven-week voting period to determine whether they want the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union to represent them. Although Biden didn’t name Amazon in the video, he made it clear that he supports the union drive, notes The Washington Post.

As Ludwig von Mises wrote:

 The result of the governments’ and the unions’ meddling
with the height of wage rates cannot be anything else than an
incessant increase in the number of unemployed.


 The labor unions aim at a monopolistic position on the labor market. But once they have attained it, their policies are restrictive and not monopoly price policies. They are intent upon
restricting the supply of labor in their field without bothering about the fate of those excluded...
It is not labor legislation and labor-union pressure that haveshortened hours of work and  withdrawn married women and children from the factories; it is capitalism, which has made the wage earner so prosperous that he is able to buy more leisure time for himself and his dependents. The nineteenth century’s labor legislation by and large achieved nothing more than to provide a legal ratification for changes which the interplay of market factors had brought about previously. 


  1. "Every worker should have a free and fair choice to join a union."

    -- Sure, but every worker should also have a free and fair choice to not be represented by a union, and every employer should have a free and fair choice not to employ unionized workers.