I doubt many of our readers missed this, but, just in case, Kristof’s column in today’s NYT is certainly worth reading. Here’s an excerpt:
I disdained unions as bringing corruption, nepotism and rigid work rules to the labor market, impeding the economic growth that ultimately makes a country strong.
I was wrong.
The abuses are real. But, as unions wane in American life, it’s also increasingly clear that they were doing a lot of good in sustaining middle class life — especially the private-sector unions that are now dwindling.